Walnut ( 胡桃仁 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Juglandis Regiae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Hu Tao Ren

Common English Name


Part of Plant Used

Meat of nut





Meridians Entered

Kidneys, Lungs

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use where there are phlegm fire symptoms,• hot cough, deficienct Yin with heat signs, or watery stools.

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