Soja Seed ( 淡豆豉 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Sojae Praeparatum

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Dan Dou Chi

Common English Name

Soja

Part of Plant Used

Seed

Nature

Neutral

Taste

Sweet, slightly bitter

Meridians Entered

Lungs, Spleen

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use where there is deficient Blood with spasms or deficient Yin with heat signs.



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