Hei Zhi Ma Black Sesame Seeds - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Hei Zhi Ma Names

  • English Name: Black Sesame Seeds
  • Pinyin Name: Hei Zhi Ma

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Hei Zhi Ma Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Avoid in patients with loose stools and/or diarrhea due to Spleen Qi Deficiency.

Hei Zhi Ma Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Tonify the yin of the liver and kidney systems.  Useful for vision disturbances (blurry vision), tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, premature graying of the hair.
  • Nourish liver blood and clear liver wind - headaches, dizziness, numbness in the limbs.
  • Moisten and lubricate the intestines - constipation.

Hei Zhi Ma Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 10-30g (stir-fried for internal usage)

Hei Zhi Ma Appears In 2 Formulas

Shou Wu Wan

Xiao Feng Wan

  • Clear Wind Pill
    • Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping -psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.
    • Topical allergic response, dermatitis -poison ivy, oak, sumac.
    • Acute [allergic] edema in the limbs.


  • Expel Wind
  • Release Wind from the Skin and Channels
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients that present with yin and or blood deficiency.

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