Walnut ( 胡桃仁 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Hu Tao Ren
Common English Name
Part 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.
Traditional 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 stool.
Common Formulas Used In
Cerebral Tonic Pills.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there are phlegm fire symptoms,• hot cough, deficienct Yin with heat signs, or watery stools.