Qian Niu Zi – Morning Glory seed – Pharbitis (Ipomoea) – “Cowherd Seeds”

Nature: acrid, bitter, cold, toxic

Enters: Lung, Kidney, Large Intestine, Small Intestine

Actions: Drives out harmful fluid by promoting bowel movement and urination; dispels accumulation; expels phlegm and fluids; expels intestinal parasites, reduces food stagnation.

• Heat accumulation in the stomach or intestines: severe constipation, abdominal distention, urinary difficulty, leg edema.
• Damp-heat accumulation in the stomach and intestines: constipation. (Lower dosage for this indication than the previous indications.)
• Fluid congestion obstructing the Lungs: cough, wheezing, fullness in the chest and abdomen.
• Roundworm or tapeworm infestation.
• Food stagnation.
• Dry-fry the herb for a milder effect.
• Contains d-lysergic acid amide, similar hallucinogenic effect to LSD in large doses.
MLT: Mildest herb in this category.

Dose: 4.5-9g (or 1.5-3g alone as powder)

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