Pharmaceutical Latin: Semen Vaccariae
Common English: Vaccaria Seeds
Cow Soapwort Seed
Cowcockle Seed
Cow-Herb Seed
Cow Fat Seed
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes the movement of Blood, promotes lactation and invigorates the channels

Promotes lactation and unblocks menstruation

Insufficient lactation due to amenorrhea

Reduces swelling and drains abscesses

For painful swellings, especially of the breast or testicles

Promotes healing of incised wounds Incised wounds
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood loss disorders and continuous menstrual bleeding.
  • Use caution and in low dosage for those with Deficiency.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
(Flos Carthami)
(Hong Hua)
(Rz. Chuanxiong)
(Chuan Xiong)

Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Jia

Fr. Liquidamberis
Lu Lu Tong
Medulla Tetrapanacis
Tong Cao
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Blood Stasis leading to menstrual irregularities or amenorrhea.

Insufficient lactation and breast abscess.

Amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, mobile and fixed abdominal masses and accumulations.


Insufficient lactation.

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
(Fr. Forsythiae)
(Lian Qiao)
(Sp. Prunellae)
(Xia Ku Cao)

Fr. Toosendan
Chuan Lian Zi
Rx. Isatidis
Ban Lan Gen

Insufficient lactation due postpartum Qi and Blood Deficiency.

Breast abscess.

Orchitis from mumps.

Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Ram. Cinnamomi
Gui Zhi
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Caul. Spatholobi
Ji Xue Teng

Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Jia

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu

Hb. Dianthi
Qu Mai
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong


Bi syndrome.

Insufficient lactation caused by emotional disturbances.


  1. This herb is said to very fast acting and cannot be stopped by any means.
  2. It disperses swelling of carbuncles.
  3. This herb has been used to treat herpes zoster topically.
  4. This herb is known to be effective in treating prostatitis or benign prostatic hypertrophy.
  5. This herb treats difficult labor.
  6. Both Wang Bu Liu Xing and Squama Manitis Chuan Shan Jia promote movement without restraint, excel at unblocking the channels and collaterals to promote movement of Blood and enhance the flow of breast milk and reduce swollen sores. Wang Bu Liu Xing is bitter and neutral with a strong downward action allowing it to induce labor and direct breast milk downward Chuan Shan Jia is salty and cold with a stronger piercing property which allows it to disseminate and unblock organs in the interior, while tracking down Wind and invigorating the collaterals in the exterior. It also expels pus.
  7. Dry-fried Vaccaria Seeds Chao Liu Xing Zi is warm and is stronger in its ability to invigorate the Blood and promote menstruation and is used to treat amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis.