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Jue Ming Zi #1201M

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Pin Ying Name: Jue Ming Zi

Chinese Name: 決明子

English Name: Sickle-Pod Senna

Latin Name: Cassiae, Semen

Herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat in the Qi Stage Liver Calming and Wind Extinguishing Herbs
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Sweet
Salty
Slightly Cold
Cool
Liver
Large Intestine
Kidney
GallBladder
9-15g 3-6g (Powder)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears the Liver (Heat), clears the vision and benefits the eyes (Expels Wind-Heat)

  • Red, swollen and painful eyes from Liver Heat or Wind-Heat in the Liver channel.
  • Eye problems such as photosensivity, night blindness and insidious loss of vision without visible physical changes to the eye, easy tearing in the Wind

Calms the Liver and anchors Liver Yang

  • Liver Yang Rising or Liver Fire with headaches and dizziness
  • Hypertension

Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels

  • Chronic constipation with dry or infrequent stools especially if there is Liver Yin Deficiency

Reduces blood pressure and serum cholesterol

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
Contraindications
  • Do not use for patients with diarrhea from Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Do not use for patients with hypotension.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy as it stimulates the uterus.