Hei Zhi Ma – Black Sesame seed

Nature: sweet, neutral

Enters: Liver, Kidney

Actions: Nourishes blood; supports Jing; moistens the large intestine, promotes bowel movement; extinguishes wind (due to blood deficiency).

• Blood deficiency, body fluid deficiency, or Yin deficiency: constipation (good for the elderly).
• Blood and Jing deficiency: early greying of the hair, dizziness.
• Internal wind due to blood deficiency: headache, dizziness, numbness.
• This herb is only a weak tonic, but it has no side effects.
• Very rich in calcium.
• Sesame oil: excellent for massage, non-comedogenic, bacteriostatic.
Yoga of Herbs (Frawley and Lad): Tila: V-; P, K, or Ama + (in excess)
• Rejuvenative tonic for Vata.
Hong-Yen Hsu (Oriental Materia Medica): Purgative, lowers blood sugar.

Dose: 9-30g

2 comments on “Hei Zhi Ma – Black Sesame seed

  1. Robert says:

    Have you heard of an herb named Hei Ma Yi (Polyrhachis vicina roger)? Black ant extract has been labeled online as a traditional Chinese herb but I don’t see it categorized in any Chinese materia medica.

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