Chinese Herb: Bai Zi Ren (Arbor Vitae Seed, Biota Seed), Semen Platycladi

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Chinese Herb: Bai Zi Ren (Arbor Vitae Seed, Biota Seed), Semen Platycladi

Herb 1 of 8 in Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

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

Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-18 grams

Chinese Herb Notes

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.