Botanical Name: Trigonellae Semen

Hu Lu Ba

Hu Lu Ba

Category: Tonify the Yang

Taste: Bitter

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Kidney

Dosage: 4.5-9g

Key Characteristics: Fortifies the primal yang, drives out cold and dampness from the lower burner, treats pain from cold-type bulging disorders.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with either damp-heat or heat from yin deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Warms the Kidneys, disperses dampness and cold, and alleviates pain: for patterns of Kidney yang deficiency accompanied by accumulation of cold or stagnant qi. Manifestations include abdominal or flank distension and pain or bulging disorders. Also used for cold-damp leg qi.