Traditional Chinese Medicine/Jue Ming Zi

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Name Means:

  • Jue-Realized
  • Ming-Bright
  • Zi-Seed

English Name:

  • cassia seeds
  • foetid cassia seeds

Latin Name:

Tastes & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Foot Jue Yin of Liver
  • Foot Shao Yin of Kidney
  • Hand Yang Ming of Large Intestine

Actions & Indications:

  • improve eyesight and relax bowels[3]
  • Clear Heat & Drain Fire
  • Clear Liver Heat & brighten eyes
  • clear vision, expel Wind-Heat
  • moisten intestines and move stool
  • prevent atherosclerosis, lowers both blood pressure & serum cholesterol
  • treat hypertension

Contraindication:

  • Spleen/Stomach Deficient Cold

Caution:

  • diarrhea
  • hypotension

Antagonizes:

Dosage:

  • 3-5 qian (9-15 grams)
  • up to 10 qian (30 grams)

Notes:[edit]

  1. (WO-2007061243-20070531) COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE EXTRACT OF CASSIA SEMEN FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION. World Intellectual Property Organization.
  2. Deng, Z.Y., Zhang, J.W.,Wu, G.Y., Yin, Y.L., Ruan, Z., Li, T.J., Chu,W.Y., Kong, X.F., Zhang, Y.M., Fan, Y.W., Liu, R., Huang, R.L., 2007. "Dietary supplementation with polysaccharides from semen cassiae enhances immunoglobulin production and interleukin gene expression in early-weaned piglets.", J. Sci. Food Agric. 87, 1868–1873.
  3. Haiying Liu, Nongxue Qiu, Huihuang Ding, Ruiqi Yao. "Polyphenols contents and antioxidant capacity of 68 Chinese herbals suitable for medical or food uses", Food Research International, Volume 41, Issue 4, 2008, Pages 363-370.

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