Botanical Name: Euryales Semen

Qian Shi

Qian Shi

Category: Stabilize & Bind

Taste: Sweet, Astringent

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Kidneys, Spleen

Dosage: 9-15g

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.