The TCM herb "che qian zi" which in english is "plantago seeds", is categorized within the "herbs that drain dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney, liver, lung and urinary bladder channels and exhibits cold (han) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Che Qian Zi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, che qian zi is generally included in the following 5 formulas:
Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis. Prostatitis when from damp heat.
Useful for a range of calcifications/stones - kidney stones, bladder stones, ureter stones and when the underlying pathology is appropriate gallstones. Generally involves collections of damp heat i…
Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes resulting from liver fire rising. Urinary symptoms such as painful, hot…
Impotence, premature ejaculation, noctural emissions, low libedo from weakened kidney jing (essence). Poor concentration and memory, listlessness, general fatigue and worsening eyesight also resulti…
As noted above, che qian zi is within the herbs that drain dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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