Bai Jie Zi
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Bai Jie Zi in TCM:


Factoids:
English Name: mustard seed, white mustard seed
Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Sinapis
Properties: acrid, bitter, cool
Explore the properties of Bai Jie Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: cool
Channels: LU
Flavors: bitter, pungent
Regulates: circulates qi, disperses cold, resolves phlegm, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Warms LU and Expels Phlegm (coughing copious, thin sputum; chest distension; pain d/t phlegm-cold accumulation)
  • Regulates Qi and dissipates clumps (joint pain; body aches and numbness; yin-type boils; bedsores; watery, oozing sores)
  • (cc: coughing d/t LU deficiency)
  • (cc: yin def. w/ heat)
  • (cc: overdose may cause abdomincal pain / diarrhea)
  • (cc: bleeding and gastrointestinal ulcers)

    Special Notes:
  • Can use as a paste (with gan sui, yan hu suo, xi xin, etc.) on backshu points (UB13, 43, Ding Chuan) for chronic LU disorders. Leave on for 1-4 hours. Skin will be red with a burning sensation.