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Hei Zhi Ma

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Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame)

  1. Black Sesame
  2. 黑芝麻
  3. 胡麻仁
  4. 胡麻
  5. 芝麻
  6. Semen Sesami Nigrum
  7. Zhi Ma
  8. Hu Ma Ren
  9. Hu Ma

The Effect of Hei Zhi Ma


Sweet, neutral; liver, spleen and kidney meridians entered.


Tonify the liver and kidney, moisten the five zang organs.


Insufficiency of liver and kidney, dry stool, paralysis, wandering arthritis, oligogalactia, weak after illness, premature graying of the hair.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.


It is contraindicated in case of spleen deficiency with loose stool.