Che Qian Zi
Name: Asian Plantago Seed (车前子)
Pinyin: Che Qian Zi
Pharm. Name: Semen Plantaginis
Induce diuresis to relieve stranguria, drain dampness to check diarrhea, clear liver-fire to improve vision and clear lung heat and resolve phlegm.
Bladder, Kidney, Liver, Lung
This herb is suitable for heat stranguria due to down-pour of damp-heat in bladder manifested as dribbling, difficult and painful urination. It is usually combined with heat-clearing and dampness-draining herbs to reinforce the actions of inducing diuresis and relieving stranguria. It has the actions of clearing lung-heat and resolving phlegm to relieve cough. It is also suitable for cough due to lung heat manifested as profuse yellow and sticky phlegm, and is combined with lung-heat-clearing, phlegm-resolving and cough-relieving herbs such as Gua Lou, Zhe Bei Mu and Pi Pa Ye, etc.