|Jue Ming Zi - Clear Heat: Drain Fire
LV, LI (9-15g)
|Jue Ming Zi
Jway Mingzer was a tree crusher: a fire
elemental who believed that eating wood helps
the eyes. His favorite trees were peach
trees, and to subdue his Yang he ate
all the peach trees on the sunny side of the hill!
When he ate only peach trees he developed (cc: diarrhea)
and (cc: hypotension).
English Name: cassia seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Cassiae
Properties: sweet, bitter, cool
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
||crush before decocting
|fire...wood... the eyes
||clears LV fire and eyes
||moistens instestines, unblocks bowels
|subdue his Yang
Jue Ming Zi
Actions and Indications
- Clears LV fire and eyes (Liver fire or LV hyperactivity
with headache, itchy, painful, red eyes; wind-heat from eyes; excess
tearing, light sensitive, night blindness and optic nerve degeneration)
- Moistens intestines, unblocks bowels (dry stool or
chronic constipation due to dryness in the intestines)
- Subdues LV yang (dizziness due to LYR, headaches;
modern use to reduce cholesterol with related hypertension)
- (Cooking: crush before decocting)
- (cc: diarrhea)
- (cc: hyportension)
- Use up to 30g for reducing cholesterol.
- Similar to Shi Jue Ming, but Jue Ming
Zi is bitter and cold and more effectively treats eye disorders caused
by wind and heat in the liver channel. Shi Jue Ming is salty and better
to anchor liver yang and nourish yin.
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