Abutilon (Dong Kui Zi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Malvae|
|Botanical Name:||Malva verticillata L.|
|Common Name:||Abutilon seed|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||After the fruit ripens in summer or autumn, the seeds are gathered and ground into powder.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and cold|
|Meridian:||Large intestine and small intestine|
|Functions:||To promote urination and regulate abnormal urination
To promote lactation
To moisten intestines and move feces
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Dysuria and edema.
*Use with Poria (Fu ling) and White Atractylodes (Bai zhu).
2. Scanty urine with blood and painful urination.
*Use with Plantain seed (Che qian zi), Lygodium spore (Hai jin sha) and Talc
3. Obstructed lactation and breast distention.
*Use with Amomum fruit (Sha ren) and Ricepaper pith (Tong cao).
*Use with herbs that moisten intestines and move feces, such as Chinese angelica root (Dang gui), Peach seed (Tao ren) and Arboritae seed (Bai zi ren).