FAN XIE YE
Cassia angustifolia vahl (Fam. Fabaceae) I. Branch with flowers; 2. Pistil and stamen; 3. Fruit pharmaceutical name Semen Cassiae english name cassia seeds part used dried ripe seed
Semen Cassiae is produced mainly in the provinces of Anhui, Guangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang, and Guangdong. Collected in autumn, the seeds are dried in sunlight and used unprepared or stir-baked.
flavor, property, and channel tropism
Sweet and bitter in flavor, slightly cold in property, acts on the Liver and Large Intestine channels.
Clears Liver Heat and improves eyesight, moistens the Intestines to relieve constipation.
clinical use and major combinations
For conjunctival congestion with swelling and pain, and for photophobia due to Liver Heat or Wind Heat in the Liver. This herb can be used alone or in combination with other herbs that clear Heat and improve eyesight. For Liver Heat, it is used with Spica Prunellae (Xia Ku Cao) and Fruc-tus Gardeniae Jasminoidis (Zhi Zi). For Wind Heat in the Liver, it is used with Folium Mori (Sang Ye) and Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii ( Ju Hua).
For constipation due to accumulation of Heat or Dryness in the Intestine, it is used either decocted in water or ground into a powder.
dosage and administration
10—15 g, decocted in water for an oral dose.
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