Chinese Herb: Bai Zi Ren (Arbor Vitae Seed, Biota Seed), Semen Platycladi
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Chinese Herb: Bai Zi Ren (Arbor Vitae Seed, Biota Seed), Semen Platycladi

Herb 1 of 8 in Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Neutral Bai Zi Ren (Semen Platycladi)
Channels:
HT, KI, LI.
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Platycladi
Chinese:
柏子仁
Tone Marks:
băi zĭ rén
Translation:
Lateral Cypres Kernel

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Nourishes the Heart and Calms the Spirit
    For Heart Blood Deficiency with symptoms such as insomnia, poor memory, anxiety, and palpitations.
  • Moistens the Intestines and Unblocks the Bowels
    For Yin or Blood Deficiency causing constipation in elderly or postpartum patients.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases with excess phlegm disorders or with loose stools.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-18 grams

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Bai Zi Ren should be crushed before decocting to release it's active ingredients.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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