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Che Qian Zi #1091M

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Pin Ying Name: Che Qian Zi

Chinese Name: 車前子

English Name: Asian Plantain Seed

Latin Name: Plantaginis, Semen

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Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Promotes urination and clears Damp-Heat

  • Damp-Heat, generally Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao with edema, painful urinary dysfunction

Promotes urination to solidify the stool

  • Diarrhea due to Damp-Heat
  • Summerheat with Dampness

Clears Liver Heat and clears the eyes

  • Eye problems due to Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency with dry eyes and diminished visual acuity
  • Heat in the Liver Channel with red, painful, swollen eyes and sensitivity to light

Clears the Lungs, expels Phlegm and stops coughing

  • Lung Heat induced cough with yellow copious Phlegm
  • Contraindicated for those with no Damp-Heat symptoms.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Use caution for those with spermatorrhea due to Kidney Deficiency (supplement with Kidney tonics).
  • Use caution for those with polyuria.
  • Use caution for those with constipation.
  • Use caution for those with exhausted Yang.
  • Use caution for those with exhaustion from overwork.