Botanical Name: Euryales Semen
Category: Stabilize & Bind
Taste: Sweet, Astringent
Channels Entered: Kidneys, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Tonifies and restrains the Spleen and Kidneys, and eliminates dampness.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Use with caution in those with difficulty in either urinating or defecating.
Actions & Indications:
- Strengthens the Spleen and stops diarrhea: for chronic diarrhea caused by weakness in the transportive function of the Spleen (internal accumulation of dampness). Especially useful in children.
- Stabilizes the Kidneys and secures the essence: for Kidney qi deficiency with such symptoms as nocturnal emissions, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, and urinary frequency or incontinence.
- Expels dampness and stops discharge: for vaginal discharge due to either deficiency or damp-heat.