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Introduction To Lepidium Seed (ting li zi)









Lepidium Seed (ting li zi)

Semen Lepidii seu Descurainiae


Properties: It is bitter and acrid in flavour, and strongly cold in nature. It is tropistic to the lung, large intestine channels. Its acridness is good at dispersing; bitterness. At purging; strong coldness, at removing heat and sending down abnormally ascending Qi. Its main effects are clearing away the lung-heat, sending down rebellious lung-qi, relieving asthma and dyspnea. Therefore, it is used for latent phlegm-fire in the lung, cough and asthma due to reversed flow of Qi. When the flow of lung-qi is restored, diuresis occurs spontaneously to remove water retention and edema disappears. Thus, it is used to cure edema and dysuria.

Effects: Purging the heat accumulation in the lung to relieve asthma, diuresis and eliminating edema.


1. For treatment of accumulation of phlegm-heat in the lung, cough and asthma due to rebellious Qi, facial edema and orthopnea, it is usually used together with Fructus Ziziphi Jujubae to purge the heat accumulated in the lung, send down rebellious Qi, induce diuresis, such as Tingli Dazao Xiefei Tang.

2. For treatment of excess syndromes, including retention of fluid in chest and abdomen, edema and asthma, dysuria and constipation, it is used frequently together with Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, Radix Stephaniae Tetrandrae, Radix Euphorbiae kansui, and other herbs having the function of removing water retention, such as Daxianxiong Wan, Jijiao Lihuang Wan.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Lepidium Seed (ting li zi) 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 Lepidium Seed (ting li zi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

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