Apricot Seed (hsing jen)

Nature: Warm; bitter; attributive to lungs and large intestine.


Apricot Seed / Armeniacae Semen

(hsing jen) 杏仁


 

Nature: Warm; bitter; attributive to lungs and large intestine. 

 

Characteristics: The kernels of the ripe fruits of the deciduous tree prunus. It is an inferior herb, slightly toxic and over dose may cause dizziness, headache and vomiting.

 

Therapeutic effects: Relieve coughing, wheezing, chest distention, spasms in the throat; moisturizing the intestine; relax bowels.