Chinese Herbs: Wang Bu Liu Xing (Vaccaria Seeds), Semen Vaccariae Segetalis
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Chinese Herbs: Wang Bu Liu Xing (Vaccaria Seeds), Semen Vaccariae Segetalis

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Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Neutral Wang Bu Liu Xing (Semen Vaccariae Segetalis)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Vaccariae Segetalis
Chinese:
王不留行
Tone Marks:
wáng bù liú xíng

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Moves Blood, Opens Channels
    Unblocks menses in cases of amenorrhea. Also for dysmenorrheal, irregular menses, and Bi Zheng by moving blood which opens blockages in the channels. For arthritis due to blocks in the channels and collaterals.
  • Reduces Swelling, Promotes Lactations, Drains Abscesses
    Treats painful swellings of breasts and testicles. Commonly used for breast disorders like insufficient lactation and breast abscesses and swellings.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use during hypermenorrhea
  • Do not use during excess bleeding
  • Caution for deficient patients

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 4.5-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 6-10 grams in decoction (Chen)

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Can initiate labor due to bitterness inducing a strong downward direction/action