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Introduction To Walnut Kernel (hu tao ren)








Walnut Kernel (hu tao ren)  

Semen Ouglandis

Properties: Sweet in flavour, warm in nature, it is tropistic to the lung, kidney and large intestine channels. Being sweet and warm in property, it can invigorate Yang; and being greasy and moist, warm but not dry, it is capable of supplementing kidney-qi, helping inspiration and moistening intestinal dryness, frequently serving to treat lumbago due to kidney-deficiency, chronic cough and asthma of deficiency-syndrome and constipation. It is also an excellent tonic food.

Effects: Tonifying the kidney and nourishing the lung, helping inspiration to relieve asthma, moistening the intestine and relaxing bowels.


1. For lumbago due to kidney-deficiency, dizziness, tinnitus, tired extremities, spermatorrhea and frequent urination, it is often used with herbs for reinforcing the kindney to keep vital essence, such as Cortex Eucommiae, Fructus Psoraleae, Semen Astragali Complanati, Fructus Corni, etc.

2. For deficiency-coldness of the lung and kidney, failure of the kidney in receiving air, chronic cough, asthma of insufficiency type, sweating, lassitude, and soreness of the waist and knees, it is used with Radix Genseng, Semen Armeniacae Amarum, Fructus Schisandrae, Fructus Psoraleae, etc. to tonify the lung and kidney, help respiration to arrest asthma.

3. For deficiency of vital essence and blood because of old age and chronic disease and constipation, it can be used with herbs for moistening dryness to relax the bowel, such as Fructus Cannabis, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Herba Cistanchis, Semen Armeniacae Amarum, etc.

Dosage and Administration: 10-30g. 

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