|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Myristicae|
|Botanical Name:||Myristica fragans Houtt.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Yaoxing Lun|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The seeds are removed from the ripe fruit and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Spleen, stomach and large intestine|
|Functions:||To warm the spleen and stomach and promote circulation of qi
To astringe the intestines and stop diarrhea
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Chronic diarrhea.
*Use with Chebula fruit (Hezi), White atractylodes (Baizhu) and Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen).
2. Qi stagnation due to deficiency and cold in the spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea.
*Use with Costus root (Muxiang), Fresh ginger (Shengjiang) and Pinellia tuber (Banxia).
|Dosage:||3-10 g (1.5-3 g for pills or powder form)|
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with damp-heat diarrhea or dysentery.|