Hu Tao Ren


Hu Tao Ren in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hu Tao Ren according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: walnut, English walnut, Persian walnut
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Juglandis
Properties: sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LU, LI, KD

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: qi

Special Properties:
essence, disperses cold, resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies KD essence; strengthens back and knees (premature grey hair, blurry vision, cold and painful back and knees, frequent urination; poor memory)
  • Warms Lung; helps KD grasp qi (difficult inhalation; chronic cough and wheezing from deficient LU and KD)
  • Moistens intestines; unblocks bowels (constipation in elderly or injured body fluids due to febrile disease; may take daily food as supplement)

    Special Notes:
  • To arrest cough use Hu Tao Ren with skin; to lubricate intestines you should peel and discard the skin.
  • For constipation combine with Rou Cong Rong, E jiao, and Dang Gui.

  • (cc: phlegm-heat cough)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs)
  • (cc: loose stools)