Jue Ming Zi


Jue Ming Zi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Jue Ming Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: cassia seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Cassiae
Properties: sweet, bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LI, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears LV fire and eyes (Liver fire or LV hyperactivity with headache, itchy, painful, red eyes; wind-heat from eyes; excess tearing, light sensitive, night blindness and optic nerve degeneration)
  • Moistens intestines, unblocks bowels (dry stool or chronic constipation due to dryness in the intestines)
  • Subdues LV yang (dizziness due to LYR, headaches; modern use to reduce cholesterol with related hypertension)
  • (Cooking: crush before decocting)
  • (cc: diarrhea)
  • (cc: hyportension)

    Special Notes:
  • (Cooking: crush before decocting)
  • Use up to 30g for reducing cholesterol.
  • Similar to Shi Jue Ming, but Jue Ming Zi is bitter and cold and more effectively treats eye disorders caused by wind and heat in the liver channel. Shi Jue Ming is salty and better to anchor liver yang and nourish yin.

  • (cc: diarrhea)
  • (cc: hyportension)