Botanical Name: Platycladi Semen

Bai Zi Ren

Bai Zi Ren

Category: Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Taste: Sweet

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Heart, Kidney, Large Intestine

Dosage: 3-9g

Key Characteristics:

  • Nourishes the Heart blood and yin to calm the spirit
  • Moistens the Kidneys and Large Intestine
  • Cautions & Contraindications:
  • Contraindicated in those with loose stools or phlegm disorders.

Actions & Indications:

  • Nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit: for irritability, forgetfulness, and palpitations with anxiety due to Heart yin deficiency and insufficient blood.  Also used for night terrors in children as a stand-alone herb in powder form.
  • Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels: for constipation in the elderly, debilitated, and postpartum women due to blood or yin deficiency.
  • Also used for nightsweats due to yin deficiency.