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Bai Zi Ren (Arbor Vitae Seed, Biota Seed)

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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

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.

Contraindications and Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 10-18 grams

Notes

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: