Botanical Name: Pruni Semen

Category: Moist Laxatives

Taste: bitter, sweet, acrid

Temperature: neutral

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.