Lai Fu Zi (Daikon, Radish Seed)

Lai Fu Zi (Daikon, Radish Seed)

Herb 3 of 6 in Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

Neutral Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani Sativi)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Raphani Sativi
Chinese:
莱菔子
Tone Marks:
lái fú zĭ
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & 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

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Insignificant
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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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