Sha Yuan Ji Li - Milkvetch Seed, Astragalus Seed

TCM Materia Medica

Sha Yuan Ji Li TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "sha yuan ji li" which in english is "milkvetch seed, astragalus seed", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits sweet (gan) and warm (wen) 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: 6-15g

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

  • Tonify kidney yang, secures essence - lower back pain, tinnitus, impotence, premature ejaculation, frequent urination, incontinence, leukorrhea.
  • Strengthen kidney and liver - poor vision, blurred vision.

As noted above, sha yuan ji li is within the herbs that tonify yang functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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