Source Peach Kernel is the seed of Prunus persica (L) Batsch and P. davidiana Franch, (Fam. Rosciceae.)
Producing Areas Mainly produced in the central-southern parts of China
Properties Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Channels Heart, Liver, Large Intestines
- Activates blood circulation, breaks blood stasis
Treats many blood stasis conditions including menstrual disorders and abdominal pain. May be consumed with Safflower, Szechuan Lovage Rhizome, Chinese Angelica (Danggui), Red Peony Root etc.
- Treats trauma and flank pain
Treats many blood stasis conditions, general sores and abscesses. May be consumed with Safflower, Chinese Angelica (Danggui), Rhubarb, Pangolin Scales etc.
- Treats abscesses in the lungs
May be consumed with Chinese Waxgourd, Reed Rhizome etc.
- Treats abscesses in the intestines
Treats intestinal abscesses with fixed abdominal mass. May be consumed with Rhubarb, Sodium Sulfate, Tree Peony Root Bark etc.
- Moistens intestines and unblocks bowels
For constipation due to dry intestines, chronic constipation with yin or blood deficiency. May be consumed with Almond, Pine Seeds, Dried Tangerine Peel etc.
Usage and Dosage
5-10 g is used in decoction for oral use. Pound to pieces and brew.
Contraindicated for pregnant women.
Used with caution in cases of diarrhoea. It is toxic, hence avoid from taking an overdose.
Keep in a cool dry place. Protect from mould, moths and oil from seeping.
Description of Quality Herb
A good peach seed is full in shape and has an even surface.