Cassia Seed, also known as Jue Ming Zi in Pin Yin, is a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of heat and liver-related conditions, such as liver wind-heat and liver yang-rising. It has slightly cold properties, affecting the Liver, Large Intestine, and Kidney channels. It has a mixed taste of being bitter, sweet, and salty.
In TCM, Cassia Seed is believed to have the ability to clear heat and calm the liver, as well as nourish the liver and kidneys.
However, Cassia Seed should be used with caution in certain situations. It should not be used in cases of diarrhea, spleen deficiency, or low blood pressure. It is important to consult with a qualified TCM practitioner before using Cassia Seed or any other herbs to ensure proper use and to avoid potential contraindications or adverse effects.