Wang Bu Liu Xing - Vaccaria Seeds

TCM Materia Medica

Wang Bu Liu Xing TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "wang bu liu xing" which in english is Wang Bu Liu Xing herb"vaccaria seeds", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) 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: 3-9g

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

  • Invigorate blood and channels - upper body - promote lactation, lower body - unblocks menses, amenorrhea due to blood stasis.
  • Swelling - breast or testicular swellings with pain.

Wang Bu Liu Xing has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid During Pregnancy

Wang Bu Liu Xing may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, wang bu liu xing is generally included in the following 4 formulas:

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    As noted above, wang bu liu xing is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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