Botanical Name: Cannabis Semen

Huo Ma Ren

Huo Ma Ren

Category: Moist Laxatives

English: hemp seed

Taste: sweet

Temperature: neutral

Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach

Dosage: 9-15g

Cautions and Contraindications:

  • Excessive consumption can lead to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Actions and Indicaitons:

  • Nourishes and moistens the Intestines: for constipation in the elderly, in the aftermath of a febrile disease, postpartum, and in cases of blood deficiency.
  • Nourishes the yin: mildly tonifies the yin and primarily used in cases of yin deficiency with constipation.
  • Clears heat and promotes healing of sores: as an auxiliary herb for sores and ulcerations, taken orally or applied topically.