Linum ( 火麻仁 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Huo Ma Ren
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat constipation (TCM: caused by chronic Yin Deficiency), and is sometimes used topically (or in herbal combinations) to promote healing of sores.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Nourishes and moistens Intestines; nourishes Yin; clears heat and promotes healing of sores.
Common Formulas Used In
pricot Seed and Linum
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is diarrhea.