Pang Da Hai


Pang Da Hai in TCM:

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


English Name: sterculia, boat-fruited sterculia seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Sterculiae Lychnophorae
Properties: sweet, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, LI

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
circulates qi, clears heat, resolves phlegm

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears Heat; Disperses LU qi (hoarse voice; sore throat, phlegm-heat cough, phlegm accumulation in LU with constrained LU qi)
  • Moistens intestines, Unblocks bowels (laxative effect for mild constipation due to heat alone, or in combination for severe cases)

    Special Notes:
  • Pang Da Hai and Gu Zhi Hua are two of the best known herbs to restore loss of voice.
  • For mild constipation combine with Huo Ma Ren or Yu Li Ren. For severe constipation combine with purgatives.