Channels:KI, BL, LIV, LU
Chinese:车前子Tone Marks:chē qián zĭ
Alt Names:Che Qian Ren
Translation:Before the Cart Seeds, Seed in Front of the Cart
Chinese Herb Actions
Resolves Dampness, Clears Heat, and Promotes Urination
For painful, difficult, or hot urinary dysfunction (Re Ling) and edema caused by Damp-Heat with symptoms such as burning, pain, urgency on urination, dribbling, or a lack of ability to urinate.
Promotes Urination and Stops Diarrhea
For diarrhea caused by Dampness in the intestines. Che Qian Zi moves water to the Bladder and promotes urination to solidify the stool.
Brightens the Eyes
For eye problems due to heat in the Liver channel or headaches associated with ascending Liver Yang. Symptoms include redness, pain, or swelling of the eyes.
Dissolves Phlegm, Clears the Lungs, and Stops Cough
For cough due to heat in the Lungs with symptoms such as thick, copious, and yellow sputum.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
Do not use during pregnancy.
Use caution in cases deficient Yang Qi or exhaustion.
Che Qian Zi promotes urination and may interfere with Diuretic drugs.
Chinese Herb Dosage
Chinese Herb Notes
Frying this herb with salt increases it’s tonifying effects on the Liver an Kidneys.
Che Qian Zi may float, stick to the sides of the cooking pot, or be difficult to strain. It is therefore usually decocted in a small bag or cheesecloth.