Pharmaceutical Latin: Semen Allii Tuberosi
Common English: Chinese Leek Seeds
Allium Seeds
Herbs that Tonify the Yang
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Supplements the Liver, warms the Kidneys, fortifies Yang and astringes Jing

Impotence, spermatorrhea, nocturnal emission, enuresis, urinary incontinence or frequency, vaginal discharge and a weak and sore lower back and knees

Warms the Stomach and treats chronic Stomach Qi Reversal

Vomiting and chronic stubborn hiccups caused by Stomach Cold
  • Contraindicated for those with Stomach Deficiency and Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency Fire.
  • It will increase pain and itching for those with toxic sores.
  • It is only appropriate for patients with Kidney Qi unable to restrain and contain.

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Ootheca Mantidis
Sang Piao Xiao

Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi
Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
(Ootheca Mantidis)
(Sang Piao Xiao)

Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum
Lu Rong
Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge, urinary frequency and nocturia from Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Urinary frequency due to Cold from Deficiency of the Bladder and Kidneys.

Profuse vaginal discharge.

Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi
Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum
Lu Rong

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu
Rz. Alpiniae Officinarum
Gao Liang Jiang

Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Profuse, clear vaginal discharge.

Vomiting and hiccups.

  1. This herb warms the lower back and knees.
  2. Nocturnal emissions and loss of Jing is Yang unable to maintain Yin. Loss of Jing in the urine is the Yin failing to maintain Yang. This herb treats both.
  3. One source says that this herb should be dry-fried for use.
  4. It can be used alone as a powder for Kidney Yang Deficiency.
  5. Both Jiu Cai Zi and Actinolitum Yang Qi Shi strongly tonify the Kidney Yang. Yang Qi Shi is fiercely warming in nature, warms the Ming Men and reduces both mobile and fixed masses. Jiu Cai Zi warms the Yang and astringes the Jing and urine.
  6. Dry-fried Chinese Leek Seeds Chao Jiu Cai Zi are stronger at warming the Kidneys and astringing the Jing.