Dong Kui Zi
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Dong Kui Zi in TCM:


Factoids:

English Name: malva
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Malvae
Properties: sweet, cold
Explore the properties of Dong Kui Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: cold
Channels: LI, SI, UB
Flavors: sweet
Regulates: resolves water accumulations, resolves dryness, promotes lactation

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes urination; unblocks PUD (edema; hot, bloody, or stony lin / PUD)
  • Promotes lactaction (insufficient milk production, painful swollen breast; early stage breast abcess)
  • Moistens intestines; unblocks bowels (adjunct herb for constiption due to dry intestines)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: diarrhea due to SP deficiency)