Hai Zao


Hai Zao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hai Zao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: sargassum, seaweed
Pharmacuetical Name: Sargassum
Properties: bitter, salty, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: bitter, salty

Special Properties:
resolves water accumulations, resolves phlegm

Actions / Indications:
  • Dissolves phlegm; softens hardness (scrofula, goiter, nodules; pain with hernia disorder - especially testicles)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (leg qi, edema, but a mild effect so combine it with diuretics likeZe Xie, Zhu Ling, and Che Qian Zi)

    Special Notes:
  • (cc: incompatible with gan cao)
  • Hai Zao with Kun Bu is beneficial for treating both hyperthyroid and hypothryoid conditions.

  • (cc: cold from SP deficiency)