Bitter, slightly warm and slightly toxic2 MERIDIANS
Lung and large intestine
1. To stop cough and relieve asthma;
2. To moisten the intestines and move stool4 INDICATIONS
1. Cough and asthma:
- cough due to invasion by exogenous pathogenic wind and heat-Apricotseed (Xing Ren) is used with Mulberry leaf (Sang Ye) and Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua) in the formula Sang Ju Yin;
- cough due to dysfunction of the lungs caused by dryness and heat-Apricot seed (Xingren) is used with Mulberry leaf (Sangye), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu) and Glehnia root (Sha Shen) in the formula Sang Xing Tang;
- cough and asthma due to accumulated heat in the lungs-Apricot seed (Xingren) is used with Gypsum (Shi Gao) and Ephedra (Ma Huang) in the formula Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang.
2. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines. Apricot seed (Xingren) is used with Hemp seed (Huo Ma Ren) and Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui) in the formula Runchang Wan.5 DOSAGE
3-10 g6 COUTIONS
This herb is slightly toxic, so overdosing should be avoided. It should be used with caution in infants.