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Introduction To Areca Seed (bing lang) 









Areca Seed (bing  lang)

Semen Arecae

Properties: It is bitter and pungent in flavour, warm in nature, acting on the spleen, stomach and large intestine channels. It has the effects of expelling and killing many kinds of intestinal parasites, and a laxative effect to excrete parasites from intestine. Being pungent for dispersing and bitter for lowering, it can promote circulation of Qi and induce diuresis to treat food retention, abdominal distention and watery distention.

Effects: Killing parasites, promoting circulation of Qi , resolving food retention, and inducing diuresis to eliminate edema.


1. To treat cestodiasis, a concentrated decoction made from 60-120g of areca seed can be taken, or it can be used in combination with pumkin seed for strengthening the effect of expelling and killing tapeworms. To treat ascariasis and enterobiasis, it can be used in combination with quisqualis fruit, chinaberry bark, caarpesium fruit and other anthelmintics, such as Huachong Pill.

2. To treat food retention, abdominal distention due to Qi stagnation, and indigestion, the herb is often used in combination with germinated barley, hawthorn fruit and medicated leaven for strengthening the effect of resolving stagnated food.

3. The herb is often used in combination with fiveleaf akebia, oriental water plantain rhizome, pikeberry root and other herbs for promoting urination and defecation and inducing diuresis to eliminate edema, to treat the excess syndrome of distention and fullness due to ascites and obstruction of urination and defecation; and with chaenomeles fruit, tangerine peel, poria and other herbs for removing dampness and inducing diuresis, to treat beriberi and edema.

Dosage and Administration: 6-15g. 60-120g for areca seed alone to expel tapeworms.

Appendix: Shell of Areca nut.

It is the peel of areca. Being pungent in taste and slightly warm in nature, with the effects of promoting circulation of Qi, alleviating congestion and inducing diuresis to eliminate edema, the herb is indicated for watery distention, edema due to disorder of Qi and other syndromes. The dosage is 3-10g.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Areca Seed (bing  lang) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Areca Seed (bing  lang) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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