Walnut ( 胡桃仁 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Hu Tao Ren
of Plant Used
Meat of nut
This herb is used in formulas to treat cold and painful back and knees,
impotence, insomnia, poor memory, kidney stones, leakage of sperm, and frequent
urination; also used to treat weak coughs and wheezing (TCM: deficient Lungs
and Kidneys); and constipation with overall weakened condition such as found
in the elderly or following a feverish disease.
Usages and Functions
Tonifies Kidneys and strengthens back and knees; warms and holds in Lung
Qi and helps Kidneys "grasp" Qi; moistens Intestines and moves
Formulas Used In
Cerebral Tonic Pills.
Do not use where there are phlegm fire symptoms,• hot cough, deficienct
Yin with heat signs, or watery stools.