Friday, June 6, 2008

Cnidium Seed : She Chuang Zi

Cnidium Seed or She Chuang Zi Chinese Herbs

Latin Name: Fructus Cnidii

Properties: acrid, bitter, warm

Actions: dries dampness, kills parasites, stops itching, warms kidneys, strengthens Yang, dispels wind, disperses cold

Medical Indications: scabies, ringworm, itchy skin, eczema, parasites, impotence, infertility, cold womb, yeast infections, trichomoniasis

Contraindications: not to be used in cases with Yin deficiency with heat signs, not to be used in cases with damp heat in lower Jiao

Dosage: 3 to 9 grams