Qian Shi - Euryale Seed

TCM Materia Medica

Qian Shi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "qian shi" which in english is Qian Shi herb"euryale seed", is categorized within the "herbs that stabilize and bind" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and spleen 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:

  • Dosage: 9-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Strengthen spleen - stop diarrhea, good for children.
  • Stabilize kidneys, retains jing - patterns of kidney qi deficiency with nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, urinary frequency.
  • Expels damp - damp heat or deficient leukorrhea.

Qian Shi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: diarrhea, leukorrhea and/or spermatorrhea

As noted above, qian shi is within the herbs that stabilize and bind functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... stabilizing and binding herbs most often have sour and astringent properties. they are useful for conditions involving excess discharges …)".

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