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Herbology

 
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Bitter Apricot Seed

Herb name (Chinese): 苦杏仁
Herb name (Pin Yin): kǔ xìng rén
Herb name (English): Bitter Apricot Seed
Herb name (Botanical): Semen Armeniacae Amarum
Origin of species: Prunus armeniaca L. var. ansu Maxim. Prunus sibirica L. Prunus mandshurica (Maxim.) Koehne Prunus armeniaca L.
Part(s) of herb used: Ripe seed
Geo-specific habitat(s): Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, as well as many other regions in the northern and western parts of China
Taste(s) & Properties: • Bitter
• Slightly warm
• Administrates the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians
Action(s): • Calms coughs and asthmatic conditions
• Eases constipation