Tao Ren


Tao Ren in TCM:

Explore the properties of Tao Ren according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: persica, peach seed
Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Persicae
Properties: bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LI, ST, HT, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
circulates blood, resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Resolves blood stasis (abdominal pain, many kinds of blood stasis: menstrual disorders, traumatic injury, flank pain)
  • Invigorates blood; treats abcess (intestinal abcess; lung abcess; combine with clear heat herbs)
  • Moistens the intestines unblocks bowels (constipation due to dryness or blood stasis)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (overdose may cause headaches, dizziness, palitations, even death due to respiratory failure)

    Special Notes:
  • Intravenous injection of Tao Ren was shown to prevent and dissolve thrombi.
  • 1-2gm: stimulates blood generation
  • 3-5gm: harmonizes blood
  • invigorates the blood
  • breaks up blood stasis
  • Hong Hua is often combined with Tao Ren for synergistic effects. Hong Hua is better for blood stagnation in the channels and collaterals whereas Tao Ren is btter for treatment of abdominal blood stagnation.