She Chuang Zi - Cnidium Seeds

TCM Materia Medica

She Chuang Zi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "she chuang zi" which in english is She Chuang Zi herb"cnidium seeds", is categorized within the "herbs for external applications" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney channels and exhibits bitter (ku) 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: 3-12g

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

  • Dry dampness, kills parasites, stop itch - topically - weeping, itchy skin lesions, scabies, ringworm.
  • Warms the kidneys, strengthens yang - impotence, infertility, cold womb.
  • Disperses cold, expels wind, dry dampness - leukorrhea, lower back pain.

She Chuang Zi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: impotence (erectile dysfunction), infertility and/or leukorrhea

As noted above, she chuang zi is within the herbs for external applications functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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