Names Of Hei Zhi Ma


Hei Zhi Ma TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Black Sesame Seeds
  • Pinyin Name: Hei Zhi Ma
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Our Database Has 15 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Tonify Yin Category

How Is Hei Zhi Ma Used Clinically?

Hei Zhi Ma 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.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Avoid in patients with loose stools and/or diarrhea due to Spleen Qi Deficiency.
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How Is Hei Zhi Ma Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Hei Zhi Ma

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

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