Black Sesame Seed (Heizhima)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Sesami|
|Botanical Name:||Sesamum indicum nigrum L.|
|Common Name:||Black Sesame seed|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe sesame seeds are gathered in autumn, then they are dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify the essence and blood
To moisten the intestines and move feces
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficient essence and blood manifested as dizziness, blurred vision and early graying of hair.
*Use with Mulberry leaf (Sangye) in the formula San Ma Wan.
2. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Danggui), Cistanche (Roucongrong) and Arborvitae seed (Baiziren).
|Dosage:||10-30 g (The herb is most effective when fried.)|
|Cautions:||This herb should not be used in cases with diarrhea.|