Botanical Name: Pruni Semen
Category: Moist Laxatives
Taste: bitter, sweet, acrid
Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Spleen, Small Intestine
Dosage: 3-9g; crush before decocting
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Use with caution during pregnancy.
Actions & Indications:
- Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels: for constipation due to qi stagnation in the intestines.
- Promotes urination and reduces edema: for leg qi or edema with urinary difficulty and constipation.