Wang Bu Liu Xing


Wang Bu Liu Xing in TCM:

Explore the properties of Wang Bu Liu Xing according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: vaccaria seed, cow-herb seed, cow-fat seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Vaccariae
Properties: bitter, nuetral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: ST, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
circulates blood, promotes lactation

Actions / Indications:
  • Moves blood in channels; reduces swelling (breast abcess, arthritis due to poor circulation in channels, poor lactation, painful swellings of breasts, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea due to blood stasis. An excellent herb to benefit the breasts)
  • Promotes urination; treats PUD (lin syndrome; modern use for prostatitis and stones in the urinary tract)
  • (cc: pregnancy)

    Special Notes:
  • The normal preparation for usage is to chao (dry fry) until seeds split open, then decoct
  • In some parts of china Bi Li Guo is called Wang Bi Liu Xing. Bi Li Guo invigorates blood, tonifies KD, and secures essence.