Xing Ren- Relieve Cough and Wheeze
LU, LI (3-9g)


Xing Ren - King Ren (SLIGHTLY TOXIC)

King Ren loved to eat peaches and drink robitussin.

When his wife got pregnant (cc: pregnancy) (cc: diarrhea) with (cc: yin deficient cough) she blamed the peaches for being slightly toxic.

English Name: apricot seed, bitter / sweet apricot seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Armeniacae Amarum
Properties: slightly toxic, bitter, slightly warm

Explanation of Key Words in this story...
robitussin stops coughing and relieves wheezing
peaches moistens intestines; unblocks bowels


      Xing Ren Actions and Indications
  • Stops cough; Relieves Wheeze (various kinds of cough and wheezing, due to exterior wind-cold or wind-heat, phlegm-heat, dryness)
  • Moistens intestines and unblocks the bowels (constipation due to dryness or deficiency of qi, blood, and body fluid)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: infants)
  • (cc: diarrhea)
    Alternate Forms:
  • Tian nan xing- sweet apricot seed. Sweet, neutral, moistens LU, stops cough.
  • Xing Ren Shu Pi - the bark of xing ren. Coincidentally it treats Xing Ren overdose. Cook 60g Xing Ren Shu Pi in 300 mL of water for 20 minutes.
    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Xing Ren is an anti-hypertensive, anti-tussive, and anti-asthmatic.

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