Botanical Name: Trigonellae Semen
Category: Tonify the Yang
Channels Entered: Kidney
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.