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Herbology

 
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Dodder Seed

Herb name (Chinese): 菟丝子
Herb name (Pin Yin): tú sī zǐ
Herb name (English): Dodder Seed
Herb name (Botanical): Semen Cuscutae
Origin of species: Cuscuta chinensis Lam., Cuscuta australis R. Br.
Part(s) of herb used: Seed
Geo-specific habitat(s): Most parts of China
Taste(s) & Properties: • Pungent, sweet
• Neutral
• Administrates the Liver, Kidney and Spleen Meridians
Action(s): • Nourishes liver and kidney functions
• Eases eye discomforts
• Commonly used in infertility treatments
• Relieves chronic diarrhea due to weak digestive abilities
• Tonic used during pregnancy
• Relieves symptoms of vitiligo (when used externally)