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five; 5
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
to spread out; to develop; to overflow; to amplify
school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; family
simp. and trad.




  1. A deep brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to replenish the kidney with vital essence in the treatment of deficiency syndrome of the kidney marked by backache, dribbling of urine after micturition, seminal emission, premature ejaculation, impotence and sterility".

Wuzi Yanzong pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Fructus Lycii 枸杞子 400
Semen Cuscutae (stir-baked) 大豆菟丝子 (炒) 400
Fructus Rubi 覆盆子 200
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis seu Fructus Schisandrae Sphenantherae (steamed) 五味子 (蒸) 50
Semen Plantaginis (stir-baked with salt) 车前子 (盐炙) 100


  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.