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Huo Ma Ren #1045M

Pin Ying Name: Huo Ma Ren

Chinese Name: 火麻仁

English Name: Hemp Seed

Latin Name: Cannabis, Fructus

Downward Draining Herbs: Moistening Laxatives
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
9-15g 45g (Maximum as the Principle Herb in a Formula)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Nourishes, moistens and lubricates the Intestine

  • Constipation in the elderly
  • Constipation after a warm febrile disease
  • Postpartum constipation
  • Constipation due to Blood Deficiency

Nourishes Yin

  • Yin Deficiency with constipation

Clears Heat and promotes healing of sores

  • Sores and ulcerations (auxiliary - internal and topical)

Moistens Dryness and benefits the hair

  • Promotes hair growth and treats dry hair
  • Contraindicated for those with loose stools.
  • Overdose or long-term use may result in vaginal discharge or spermatorrhea.
  • Over consumption can lead to impotence.
  • Excessive consumption can leas to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Avoid use of the unprocessed herb as it is slightly toxic.