- Dodder Seed
- Cuscutae Semen
|Medicinal Group||Yang-tonifying medicinal|
Dried ripe seed of Cuscuta chinensis Lam. (Fam. Convolvulaceae)
|Nature and Flavors||sweet; warm|
|Meridian Affinity||Liver, Spleen, Kidney|
To tonify the kidney and liver, secure essence and reduce urination, prevent abortion, improve eyesight and check diarrhea
Impotence, seminal emission, dripping of urine after urination, enuresis, frequent urination, aching and weakness of the loins and knees, blurred vision and tinnitus; threatened abortion due to deficiency of the kidney; diarrhea due to hypofunction of the spleen and the kidney; external use for the vitiligo
- Whey associated with dodder seed extract can serve as a promising alternative for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.
- Bushen Houxue method (consisted of dodder seed) combined with ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration is a safe and effective treatment for refractory polycystic ovary syndrome, with few trauma.
- Mehrbani M, Choopani R, Fekri A, Mehrabani M, Mosaddegh M, Mehrabani M. (2015). The efficacy of whey associated with dodder seed extract on moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Ethnopharmacol., 172:325-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.07.003. Epub 2015 Jul 4.
- Liang RN, Liu J, Lu J. ( 2008). Treatment of refractory polycystic ovary syndrome by bushen huoxue method combined with ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. , 28(4):314-7.