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Jue Ming Zi (Cassia or Foetid Cassia Seeds)

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Cool Jue Ming Zi (Semen Cassiae Torae)
Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Semen Cassiae Torae
Tone Marks:
jué míng zĭ
Seeds of Realized Brightness


  • Clears Wind-Heat in the Liver and Brightens the Eyes
    For Wind-Heat in the Liver channel causing red and itchy eyes, sensitivity to light and excessive lacrimation.
  • Clears Internal Heat in the Liver Channel
    For Liver Yang rising affecting the eyes. Recently used to lower high Blood pressure and Blood cholesterol levels.
  • Moistens the Intestines
    For dry stool or chronic constipation from Liver Yin deficiency.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of diarrhea. Do not use with Semen Cannabis (huo ma ren), or in cases of low blood pressure.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

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


  • 9-15 grams, up to 30 grams if used alone.
  • Part used: seed.


  • Dry-fry for eye problems due to liver and kidney deficiency.
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