Black Sesame

Black Sesame is also named Hei Zhi Ma, Hu Ma Ren, Zhi Ma, Hu Ma, 胡麻, 胡麻仁, 黑芝麻, 芝麻
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Name

Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame)

Property

Sweet, neutral; liver, spleen and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Tonify the liver and kidney, moisten the five zang organs.

Indications

Insufficiency of liver and kidney, dry stool, paralysis, wandering arthritis, oligogalactia, weak after illness, premature graying of the hair.

Dosage and administration

Decoct 9~15 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.

Cations

It is contraindicated in case of spleen deficiency with loose stool.