Pinyin: jiu cai zi

ENGLISH NAME: Chinese Chive (Seed)

LATIN NAME: Allii Tuberosi Semen

Pinyin: jiu cai zi

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

DOSAGE
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.