Dong Kui Zi


Dong Kui Zi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Dong Kui Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: malva
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Malvae
Properties: sweet, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LI, SI, UB

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
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)