WANG BU LIU XING 王不留行

WANG BU LIU XING 王不留行

Vaccariae Semen (王不留行) is the dried ripe seed of Vaccaria egetalis (Neck.) Garcke, family Caryophyllaceae.

Other name
Wangbuliuxing (Chinese name), Cowherb Seed

Macroscopic character
Spheroidal. External black, a few in reddish-brown, slightly lustrous, with fine and dense granular protuberances and a concave longitudinal furrow on one side. Texture hard, endosperm white, embryo curved in a ring. Odor, slight; taste, slightly astringent and bitter.



Important cultivation area
Hebei, Jiangsu, Henan and Shanxi provinces.

Processing method
1. Wangbuliuxing : Eliminate foreign matters.
2. Chaowangbuliuxing : Stir-bake Wangbuliuxing on a medium fire until white color burst out, allow to cool.

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Bitter; neutral. Enter liver and stomach channels.

1. Wangbuliuxing : Activate blood and unblock the meridian, promote lactation and disperse swelling, disinhibit urine and relieve stranguria.

2. Chaowangbuliuxing : Stir-bake can promote the activities.


Usage and dosage
5-10 g, decoction for oral use.

* Contraindication and precaution * 
Precaution in pregnant woman.


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