Astragalus Seed - Sha Yuan Zi
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Other Common Names
Sha Yuan Ji Li
Organ Meridian Systems
Astragalus seed is used in Chinese herbalism to tonify the kidney and consolidate Jing. In other words, it prevents the leaking out of vital essence. It is considered to be a longevity herb. Leaking jing can cause spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence, premature ejaculation, profuse clear vaginal discharge and polyuria.
Astragalus Seed also can help nourish the Liver and brighten the eyes. The Liver opens to the eyes therefore lack of nourishment to the Liver causes blurred vision, reduced visual acuity and dizziness. Astragalus Seed is warm but not drying. It consolidates jing and nourishes Liver blood to benefit the eyes.
Cautions & Contraindications:
Use of Sha Yuan Zi is contraindicated in yin deficient individuals who have heat signs or individuals with a hyperactive sex drive.