Bai Zi Ren

Bai Zi Ren in TCM:

English Name:platycladus seed, biota seed, Chinese arborvitae seed, Oriental arborvitae seed
Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Platycladi
Properties: sweet, neutral
Explore the properties of Bai Zi Ren according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: neutral
Channels: LI, HT, KD
Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: blood, yin
Regulates: resolves dryness, resolves food stagnation

Actions / Indications:
  • Nourishes HT yin and blood; calms spirit (HT blood defeciency with palpitations with anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, irritability; night sweating)
  • Moistens instestines; Unblocks bowels (consipation in elderly, debilitated patients and post-partum women due to blood or yin deficiency)
  • (cc: loose stools; phlegm disorders)

    Other Notes:
  • Often used with Suan Zao Ren to calm shen and help insomnia w/spontaneous sweating or night sweating.