Plantago Seed ( 车前子 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Che Qian Zi
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Kidney, Bladder, Liver, Lung, Small Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat urinary-tract burning, redness, and itching; eye pain, burning, itching, or dryness; high blood pressure; excessive colored phlegm; and diarrhea (TCM: damp-heat conditions). Also used as a diuretic.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Promotes urination and clears heat; clears the eyes; expels Phlegm and stops coughing.
Common Formulas Used In
When boiling plantago seeds for tea, wrap them in cheesecloth.
Cautions in Use
Use carefully where there is exhausted Yang Qi, or where there is sperm leakage due to Kidney deficiency or overwork.
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