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Sterculia Seed (Semen Sterculiae Lychnophorae) 大海子 (dà hǎi zi)

Sterculia Seed (Semen Sterculiae Lychnophorae) 大海子 (dà hǎi zi)

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English Name: sterculia seed, boat stericula seed, malva nut, pang da hai

Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Sterculiae Lychnophorae

Chinese Name: 胖大海,大海子

Common Uses  in Traditional Chinese Medicine: 

  • clears accumulation of phlegm and heat in the lung that are damaging to lung qi. It is a common remedy for hoarse-ness of voice. Combined in formula with other herbs, it addresses cough with profuse, sticky, yellow phlegm and a rattling or throttling sound in the throat.
  • lubricates the bowels to relieve constipation/dry stools due to heat in the intestines.

Loose, whole herbs may vary from pictures due to its natural form and cut. Bag packaging may also differ as we source from multiple sources to ensure we have product on hand. All will have labels indicating scientific name, Chinese name, and weight.

Disclaimer & Precautions: 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. Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are pregnant or are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference or have a strong effect on the body.

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