Plantago Seed ( 车前子 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Che Qian Zi
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
Usages and Functions
Promotes urination and clears heat; clears the eyes; expels Phlegm and stops
Formulas Used In
When boiling plantago seeds for tea, wrap them in cheesecloth.
Use carefully where there is exhausted Yang Qi, or where there is sperm
leakage due to Kidney deficiency or overwork.
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