Cassia Seed May 8, 2010

Filed under: Food and drink — cnesgreen @ 7:34 pm


Cassia Seed is the dried ripe seed of Cassia obtusifolia L. or Cassia tora L. (Fam. Leguminosae).

It is  Slightly rhomboidal-cuboid or shortly cylindrical, both ends pararell and oblique, 3~7 mm long, 2~4 mm wide. Texture hard and uneasily broken.


It is distributed to the eyes, Liver and Large Intestine Channels.




Reducing liver-heat to brighten the eyes


It is indicated in bloodshot eyes with aversion of light and an overflow of light and an overflow of tears due to liver-heat or attack on the liver channel by wind-heat. For the treatment of syndrome of liver-heat, it may be combined with Spica Prunellae, Fructus Gardeniae; for syndrome of wind-heat, with Folium Mori, Flos Chrysanthemi. It is also used to treat advanced optic atrophy, internal oculopathy, blurred vision, eyes without luster; in these cases, it is often combined with Radix Rehmanniae, Fructus Lycii, Radix Scrophulariae, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, etc.


Lubrication the intestines and relieving constipation


For the treatment of constipation due to the dryness of intestines, it can be used as a single medicine, or combined with Fructus Cannabis, Semen Pruni, etc. Besides, it is also often used to treat headache, as one of the symptoms of hypertension due to hyperactivity of liver-Yang, and it has got effects.




To drink  Cassia Seed:


Step 1: Prepare 2tsp (about 5g) Cassia Seed.

Step 2: Pour boiling hot water over and wash it for about 10 seconds.

Step 3: Place the clean seeds into a teapot with cold water.

Step 4: Brew it for about 15 minutes.

Step 5: Strain and enjoy!


You could add honey into the soup as a sweetener.








It is slightly bitter.







Once a bag of herbals or flowers is opened, The herbals could be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, the study or the office, but it must be completely away from light, moisture, smell and heat.


An airtight container or a vacuum tank is an ideal storage solution.



Sealed Clips are also a good choice for opened packaging bags.




The quality of the herbals lasts longer if they are kept in the fridge. But please make sure the package is sealed and cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.


In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the herbals as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently. Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.



That is why we packed our herbals into small sealed packaging bags instead of large bags or boxes. You could open a small bag of the herbal and enjoy its freshness while the other bags are sealed and well kept in the fridge.








Many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health. Herbal teas can often provide an additional source of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.


However, due to the lack of studies on most herbs, the FDA encourages caution when consuming herbal teas during pregnancy.


It is always best to talk with a qualified medical professional about any herbal teas that you are interested in drinking.


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