Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame Seeds) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Hei Zhi Ma
English Name: Black Sesame Seeds

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Tonify the yin of the liver and kidney systems.  Useful for vision disturbances (blurry vision), tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, premature graying of the hair.
  • Nourish liver blood and clear liver wind - headaches, dizziness, numbness in the limbs.
  • Moisten and lubricate the intestines - constipation.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 10-30g (stir-fried for internal usage)

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid in patients with loose stools and/or diarrhea due to Spleen Qi Deficiency.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

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