Tao Ren - Peach Seed

TCM Materia Medica

Tao Ren TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "tao ren" which in english is "peach seed", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, large intestine, liver and lung channels and exhibits bitter (ku), 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: 4.5-9g

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

  • Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess.
  • Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to dry intestines.

Tao Ren has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid During Pregnancy

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, tao ren is generally included in the following 15 formulas:

  • Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan (Great Yang Restoration Pills) - Fatigue, weakness, with pale complexion due to chronic qi a…
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  • Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan (Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction) - Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang defici…
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  • Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan (Rhubarb and Moutan Combination) - Breaks up heat, moves blood stagnation and reduces swelling…
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  • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan (Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Decoction) - For blood stasis below the diaphgram - abdominal masses, li…
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  • Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan (Cinnamon and Poria Teapills) - For abdominal masses such as uterine cysts, ovarian cysts, …
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  • Jin Gu Die Da Wan (Tendon and Bone Injury Healing) - Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Bro…
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  • Qian Lie Shu Wan (Prostate Comfort Pills) - Frequent and/or urgent urination, dribbling, incontinence. …
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  • Run Chang Wan (Lubricate the Intestines Pills) - Constipation primarily from blood and/or yin deficiency pat…
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  • Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan (Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collatera…
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  • Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan (Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction) - Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the chann…
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  • Tao Hong Si Wu Wan (Four Substances Pills With Safflower And Peach Pit) - A modified version of si wu tang with the inclusion of tao …
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  • Tong Bian Wan (Constipation Pills) - Constipation from heat or fire that has damaged the yin flu…
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  • Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan (Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction) - Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/o…
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  • Xiao Huo Luo Wan (Minor Invigorate Channels Pills) - Coming Soon...
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  • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Blood Stasis Relief Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, phys…
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    As noted above, tao ren is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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