INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Semen Euryales
Common English: Euryale Seeds
Foxnut   
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Astringent
Neutral
Kidneys
Spleen
(Stomach)
8-30g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Strengthens the Spleen and stops diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency (especially useful for children)

Chronic diarrhea due to Internal Accumulation of Damp (weak transportation)

Stabilizes the Kidneys and astringes Jing

Kidney Qi Deficiency with nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea and urinary incontinence or frequency

Expels Dampness and stops discharge

Vaginal discharge due to either Deficiency or Damp-Heat

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use caution with those who have difficulty either urinating or defecating.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Sm. Nelumbinis
Lian Zi
(Rx. Codonopsis)
(Dang Shen)
Poria
Fu Ling
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Sm. Lablab Album
Bai Bian Dou
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Sm. Nelumbinis
Lian Zi

Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi

Chronic diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.

Chronic diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency with Dampness.

Vaginal discharge.

Spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency, or vaginal discharge due to Kidney Deficiency.

Tonifies Kidney Qi and strengthens Jing to treat cloudy urine or spermatorrhea.

Loose stools and diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.

Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi

Sm. Astragali Complanati
Sha
Yuan Zi
Fossilia Ossis mastoid
Long Gu

Poria
Fu Ling

Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi

Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, and urinary frequency due to Kidney Deficiency with a stronger effect

Vaginal discharge with a stronger effect.

Cloudy urine.

Profuse, clear vaginal discharge due to Spleen and Kidney Deficiency.

With rice soup for spermatorrhea.

Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi
Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
Ootheca Mantidis
Sang Piao Xiao

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen

Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi
Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi

Incontinence due to instability of the Kidney base.

Damp-Heat vaginal discharge.

Vaginal discharge due to Cold from Deficiency of the lower base.

Sm. Ginkgo
Bai Guo

Sm. Nelumbinis
Lian Zi

Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi

Ootheca Mantidis
Sang Piao Xiao

Damp-Heat vaginal discharge.

Reestablishes communication between the Heart and Kidneys.

Treats nocturnal emissions, premature ejaculation, or urinary incontinence due to the failure of the Kidney's storage functions.

Inhibits chronic diarrhea or dysentery, watery and thin vaginal discharge, and turbid, painful urinary dysfunction due to Spleen Deficiency or Spleen and Kidney Deficiency.

Urinary incontinence.

Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi

Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren

 

 

Proteinuria.

 

 

  1. This herb is included in formulas for treating loss of body fluids and failure of the Spleen and Kidneys to filter Dampness.
  2. Contains starch similar to arrowroot and is used as a food especially during illness with weakened digestion.
  3. It is sold in Chinese grocery stores as foxnut.
  4. Both Qian Shi and Sm. Nelumbinis Lian Zi are seeds that tonify and bind, with sweet, neutral and astringent properties. They both enter the Spleen and Kidneys to tonify those organs and treat chronic diarrhea and spermatorrhea. Qian Shi also eliminates Dampness and is better at treating Deficiency disorders in which Dampness predominates, such as vaginal discharge. Lian Zi nourishes the Heart, reestablishes communication between the Heart and Kidneys and treats incessant uterine bleeding.
  5. Dry-fried Euryales Seeds Chao Qian Shi are warming and thus able to tonify the Spleen and Kidneys and to stabilize and conserve. They are used to treat spermatorrhea due to failure of the Jing Gate
  6. Bran-fried Euryale Seeds Fu Chao Qian Shi are warm and better to tonify and stabilize especially for chronic diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.