The TCM herb "huo ma ren" which in english is "hemp seeds", is categorized within the "herbs that drain downward" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine, spleen and stomach channels and exhibits neutral (ping) 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:
Huo Ma Ren 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, huo ma ren is generally included in the following 1 formula:
Constipation with dry/difficult to expel stools along with frequent urination. Pulse will be submerged and rapid or floating and choppy and the Tongue will have a dry, yellow coating.
As noted above, huo ma ren is within the herbs that drain downward functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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