Fei Zi
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ChineseNutrition.org:

Fei Zi in TCM:


Factoids:
English Name: torreya seeds, grand torreya seed, Chinese torreya seed, tall torreya seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Torreyae
Properties: sweet, neutral
Explore the properties of Fei Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: neutral
Channels: LU, LI, ST
Flavors: sweet
Regulates: expels parasites, resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Kills parasites; moistens intestines (hookworms,roundworms, tapeworms; constipation due to dryness of intestines)
  • Stops cough; moistens LU (chronic dry mild coughs, for Lung yin deficiency)
  • (cc: pregnancy caution)
  • (cc: diarrhea)
  • (cooking: crush before decocting or chew the fried nuts)

    Special Notes:
  • Shi Jun Zi and Fei Zi can both kill parasites without harming the stomach, and there is no need to add purgative herbs to the formula. Fei Zi is more effective for tapeworm, hookworm, and pinworm while Shi Jun Zi is more effective for roundworm and strengthens SP / ST.