Sha Yuan Zi


Sha Yuan Zi in TCM:

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

English Name: astragalus seed, flat-stem milkvetch seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Astragali Complanati
Properties: sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: yin, yang, jing

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies KD Yang and Yin; stabilizes Jing (essence) (tinnitus, impotence, low back pain, spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency or incontinence, profuse vaginal discharge)
  • Nourishes LV and KD; brightens eyes (blurred vision, dizziness, or reduced acuity due to deficiency of LV and KD)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
  • (cc: urinary difficulty)

    Special Notes:
  • Sha Yuan Zi is often combined with Bai Ji Li to treat eye disorders. Sha Yuan Zi tonifies the LV and KD while Bai Ji Li is more helpful to expel wind-heat to brighten the eyes.