Soja Seed ( 淡豆豉 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Dan Dou Chi
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Sweet, slightly bitter
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of colds and flus with either fever or chills and chest tightness; also used to treat fevers accompanied by irritability, restlessness, and insomnia (TCM: exterior suiface imbalances).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Releases exterior; alleviates irritability.
Common Formulas Used In
Lonicera and Forsythia.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is deficient Blood with spasms or deficient Yin with heat signs.
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