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Bitter Apricot Seed(Ku xing ren)

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Bitter Apricot Seed(Ku xing ren)

Post  Admin on Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:32 am

It is the dried ripe seed of Prunus armeniaca L.var.ansu Maxim.,Prunus sibirica L.Prunus mandshurica(Maxim.)Koehne or Pruns armeniaca L.,family Rosaceae.The seeds are collected from the ripe fruit in summer after the pulp is removed,and then dried in the sunshine.The raw or stir-baked are smashed into pieces to be utilized as medicine.

Medicinal Properties:bitter,slightly warm and mildly toxic.

Meridian Tropism:lung and large intestine meridians.

Medicinal Efficacies:relieve cough and dyspnea;moisten intestine and release bowels.

Usage and Dosage:4.5~9g.The raw medicinal is decocted later.


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