Torrya Seed (Feizi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Semen Torreyae|
|Botanical Name:||Torreya Grandis Fort.|
|Common Name:||Torrya Seed|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The seeds are gathered in winter when the fruit is ripe and then dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral|
|Meridian:||Lung and intestine|
|Functions:||To kill parasites|
|Indications and Combinations:||Parasites in the intestines:
*Use with Basket fern (Guanzhong) and Areca seed (Binglang).
*Use with Pumpkin seed (Nanguazi) and Areca seed (Binglang).
*Use with Quisqualis fruit (Shijunzi), Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi) and Black plum (Wumei).
|Cautions:||This herb can be taken with a decoction, but it is most effective when made into a medicine ball with honey and taken directly.|