Saturday, June 7, 2008

Bush Cherry Seed :Yu Li Ren

Bush Cherry Seed or Yu Li Ren Chinese Herbs

Latin Name: Semen Pruni

Properties: acrid, bitter, sweet, neutral

Actions: subdues upper Qi, moistens intestines, promotes urination

Medical Indications: constipation due to Qi stagnation, edema, difficulty with urination

Contraindications: not to be used during pregnancy, not to be used in cases of Yin deficiency with depleted fluids

Dosage: 3 to 9 grams