Yu Li Ren - Downward Draining: Laxatives
LI, SI, SP (3-9g)


Yu Li Ren - "It usually rains" a lot in Monsoon season... (note: does not dry damp)

It usually rains a lot during Monsoon season. When the natives get bored they make coffee flavored x-lax to pass the time. P-Grossa!

A sharp increase in pregnancy (cc: pregnancy) can also be noted, at least until monsoon season is CRUSHED (cooking: CRUSH first)

English Name: prunus seed, Chinese dwarf cherry seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Pruni
Properties: acrid, bitter, sweet, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
coffee promotes urination; reduces edema
x-lax moistens intestines; unblocks bowels


      Yu Li Ren Actions and Indications
  • Moistens intestines, Unblocks bowels (constipation due to dryness: moistens and promotes movement of large intestine qi)
  • Promotes urination; Reduces edema (promotes urination, reduces edema)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cooking: CRUSH first!)
  • Note: Yu Li Ren has a stronger laxative effect than huo ma ren
    Special Notes:
  • Yu Li Ren and Bai Zi Ren both treat constipation, but Yu Li Ren is better for overall dryness while Bai Zi Ren is better for dryness caused by blood deficiency.

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