TCM Materia Medica
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:
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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