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Li Zhi He (Leechee Nut)

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Warm Li Zhi He (Semen Litchi Chinensis)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Warm
Latin:
Semen Litchi Chinensis
Chinese:
荔枝核
Tone Marks:
lì zhī hé

Actions

  • Disperses Cold, Moves Qi and Relieves Pain
    Used for hernial pain and testicular disorders, groin pain, and bulging pain with swelling. Also used for running piglets sensations with an upward shooting sensation from the low abdomen to the chest region.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution in patients not suffering from Cold-Damp Qi Obstruction

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Very well tolerated

Dosage

  • 9-15 grams in decoction, crush before dispensing (Bensky)
  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)