Euryale Seed (Qianshi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Euryales|
|Botanical Name:||Euryale ferox Salisb.|
|Common Name:||Euryale seed|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe seeds are collected from August to September. The seeds are shelled, dried in the sun and pounded into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, astringent and neutral
|Meridian:||Spleen and kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify the spleen and stop diarrhea
To strengthen the kidneys and control essence
To dispel dampness and relieve leukorrhea
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Chronic diarrhea due to deficiency of the spleen.
*Use with White atractylodes (Baizhu) and Dioscorea (Shanyao).
2. Seminal emissions or leukorrhea.
*Use with Flattened milkvetch seed (Shayuanzi) and Cherokee rose hips (Jinyingzi).