Chinese Chive Seed (Jiuzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Allii tuberosi|
|Botanical Name:||Allium tuberosum Rottl.|
|Common Name:||Chinese Leek
Chinese Chive seed
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Jingji Zhi|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The seeds are collected in autumn, and then dried in the sun or fried.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, sweet and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify the liver and kidneys
To strengthen Yang and control the essence
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficiency of kidney yang manifested as impotence and cold pain in the lower back and knees.
*Use with Cistanche (Roucongrong) and Morinda root (Baijitian).
2. Frequent urination or leukorrhea due to deficient kidneys.
*Use with Psoralea fruit (Buguzhi), Dioscorea (Shanyao) and Bitter cardamom (Yizhiren).
|Dosage:||5-10 g (for decoction or pills)|
|Cautions:||The herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency of yin with excessive fire.|