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Lai Fu Zi (Daikon, Radish Seed)

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Neutral Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani Sativi)
Spicy, Sweet, Neutral
Semen Raphani Sativi
Tone Marks:
lái fú zĭ


  • Reduces Food Stagnation, Reduces Distension
    Treats indigestion with fullness and distention, belching, acid reflux with a rotten smell, abdominal pain and diarrhea
  • Descends Qi, Reduces Phlegm
    Treats chronic cough and wheeze with phlegm

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution long term
  • Do not use in cases without Food Stagnation or with Qi or Blood Deficiency
  • Use with caution in cases of nausea
  • Do Not use with Ren Shen, it antagonizes the tonic effect.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Insignificant


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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: