Ying Su Ke


Ying Su Ke in TCM:

Explore the properties of Ying Su Ke according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: opium shells, opium husks
Pharmacuetical Name: Pericarpium Papaveris
Properties: sour, astringent, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LU, LI, KD

Flavors: astringent, sour

Special Properties:
essence, alleviates bi syndrome

    Alternate Forms:
  • sheng or cu zhi - diarrhea and pain
  • mi zhi - for cough

Actions / Indications:
  • Contains leakage of LU qi; stops cough (chronic cough due to LU deficiency)
  • Binds up large intestine; stops diarrhea (chronic diarrhea with pain or dysenteric disorders)
  • Relieves Pain (any kind of pain of sinews and bones, epigastric pain, abdominal pain)
  • Stabilizes lower burner (vaginal discharge; spermatorrhea)
  • (cc: pregnancy contraindication)
  • (cc: acute dysenteric disorders or acute cough)
  • (cc: caution with lactating mothers, infants, or hypothyroidism)
  • (cc: not for long term usage, may be addictive)

    Special Notes:
  • Yan Hu Suo may be used as a substitute since Ying Su Ke may not be available in many countries.