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Chinese Leek Seed

Jiu Cai Zi
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Name

Jiu Cai Zi (Chinese Leek Seed)

  1. Jiu Cai Zi
  2. Semen Allii Tuberosi
  3. Tuber Onion Seed
  4. 韭子
  5. 韭菜子

The Effect of Chinese Leek Seed

Property

Sweet, pungent, warm; liver and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Tonify the liver and kidney, warm the waist and knees, tonify yang and secure essence.

Indications

Impotence, nocturnal emission, enuresis, frequent urination, diarrhea, morbid leucorrhea, stranguria with turbid discharge, soreness, cold and pain in lumbar and knees.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of yin deficiency with effulgent fire.