Hemp Seed (Huomaren)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Cannabis|
|Botanical Name:||Cannabis sativa L.|
|Common Name:||Cannabis seed
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe seeds are gathered in autumn, cleaned and dried in the sun. This herb must be ground in a mortar and pestle before use.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral|
|Meridian:||Spleen and large intestine|
|Functions:||To lubricate intestines and move feces|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Prepared rehmannia root (Shudihuang) and Apricot seed (Xingren) in the formula Yixue Runchang Wan.
2. Constipation with hemorrhoids due to dryness and heat in the large intestine.
*Use with Rhubarb (Dahuang) and Magnolia bark (Houpo) in the formula Maziren Wan.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with diarrhea.|