Walnut Seed (Hutaoren)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Juglandis|
|Botanical Name:||Juglans regia L.|
|Common Name:||Walnut Seed
|Source of Earliest Record:||Kaibao Bencao|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe walnuts are gathered in the period from September to October, dried in the sun and shelled.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and warm|
|Meridian:||Kidney, lung, and large intestine|
|Functions:||To tonify the lungs and kidneys
To moisten the intestines and move feces
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Lower back pain and weakness of the legs due to deficient kidneys.
*Use with Eucommia bark (Duzhong) and Psoralea fruit (Buguzhi) in the formula Qing’e Wan.
2. Cough and asthma due to deficient lungs.
*Use with Ginseng (Renshen).
3. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines.
*Use with Hemp seed (Huomaren) and Cistanche (Roucongrong).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency of yin with excessive fire, cough due to phlegm-heat or diarrhea.|