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Xing Ren

Apricot Seed | 杏仁
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SKU A6270

Ingredient: Apricot seed (xing ren).

Mandarin: 苦杏仁
Pin-Yin: Ku Xing Ren
English: Apricot Seed
Korean: 고행인
Romaji: Kyonin
Kanji: 杏仁
Kampo: No

 

 

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Armeniacae Semen

Sources:

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)

Properties:

  • Bitter, slightly warm, slightly toxic

Channels Entered:

  • Lungs, large intestine

Herb Actions:

  • Aids in relieve of coughing and wheezing
  • Directs rebellious qi downward
  • Disperse wind-cold and phlegm-dampness in the lung channel
  • Moistens the intestines and unblocks bowels

 

Contraindications:

  • Not recommended to be used for coughs due to yin deficiency or general debility
  • Use with caution because of its natural toxicity

 

Commonly Found In:

  • Apricot Seed & Linum Formula, Platycodon & Fritillaria Combination, Morus & Chrysanthemum Combination, Eriobotrya & Ophiopogon Formula, Linum & Rhubarb Combination

FUNCTIONS: Moistens lung, controls cough, moistens intestines, promotes bowel movement.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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