Biota Seed

Shop Biota Seed Forms and Sizes of Bulk Herbs Below 

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Common Name: 
 Biota Seeds, Semen Platycladi, Arbovitae Seeds, Chinese arbor-vitae, astern Thuja
Botanical Name:  Platycladus orientalis; Semen
Pin Yin Name:   Bai Zi Ren

Biota Seed Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Biota Seed Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use with loose stools.

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Biota Seed Benefits & Information

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) biota seed nourishes the heart, clams the spirit, and moistens the intestines. Biota seeds promote calmness, benefits sleep, supports scalp and hair health, promotes mental acuity, and supports digestive health. Biota seeds may benefit occasional constipation and can be used as a tonic.

Biota seeds can be used in a decoction or tea on its own or combined with other herbs.

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Biota Seed Properties:
 Sweet, Acrid, Neutral

Biota Seed Channels / Meridians:   Heart, Kidney, Large Intestine
Biota Seed Naturally Occurring Components:  evaporating oils, saponin, fat, flavonoids, tannins, vitamin C, alpha-pinene, sabinene, limonene, 3-carene, limonene, cedrol

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Herbs That Combine With Biota Seed

Saw Palmetto     Schisandra     Poria 

References:  
http://alternativehealing.org/bai_zi_ren.htm 
https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Bai-Zi-Ren-Cid1189  
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8593469/ 
https://uses.plantnet-project.org/en/Platycladus_orientalis_(PROTA)#:~:text=The%20seeds%20are%20prescribed%20as,dysentery%2C%20skin%20affections%20and%20cough.  
https://www.acupuncturetoday.com/herbcentral/biotaseed.php