Pinyin: jiu cai zi
ENGLISH NAME: Chinese Chive (Seed)
LATIN NAME: Allii Tuberosi Semen
Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Liver and Kidney, Fortifies Yang and Consolidates Jing (Essence)
2. Warms the Stomach and Treats Chronic Stomach Qi Reversal
5 to 15 grams in decoction. jiu Cai Zi is a1so used in pill or powder form.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Jiu Cai Zi is contraindicated in cases of yin-deficient fire.