Sweet and neutral
Heart, kidney and large intestine
1. To nourish the blood and tranquilize the mind; 2. To moisten the intestines and move feces
1. Deficient blood of the heart manifested as irritability, insomnia, palpitations and anxiety. Arborvitae seed (Bai Zi Ren) is used with Wild jujube seed (Suan Zao Ren) and Schisandra fruit (Wu Wei Zi).2. Night sweating due to yin deficiency. Arborvitae seed (Baiziren) is used with Ginseng (Ren Shen), Oyster shell (Mu Li) and Schisandra fruit (Wuweizi).3. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines. Arborvitae seed ( Baiziren) is used with Apricot seed (Xing Ren), Bush-cherry seed (Yu Li Ren) and Peach seed (Tao Ren) in the formula Wuren Wan.
This herb is contraindicated in cases with loose stool or excessive phlegm.