Sickle Senna (jue ming zi)

Nature: Cold; bitter and sweet and slightly salty; attributive to liver and gallbladder.


Sickle Senna / Cassia Tora

(jue ming zi) 決明子


 

Nature:  Cold; bitter and sweet and slightly salty; attributive to liver and gallbladder.

 

Characteristics: Seeds of an annual herb that are round and brown. The herb can be used externally as a paste onto the temples as a remedy for eye problems.

 

Therapeutic effects: Clear away liver-fire and improve vision; lower blood pressure; lower blood-fats and relax bowels for chronic constipation.