Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis)
Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
Channels: Kidneys, Bladder, Liver, Lungs
Key Characteristics: Facilitates urination, separates clear and turbid fluids, guides damp-heat downward and out through urination. Also good for clearing heat from the eyes.
Additional Notes: 10g is usually sufficient, if a higher dosage is desired the herbs tend to get excessively gelatinous. Therefore the patient should be informed that there will be a washable muslin cloth included with their herbs to be used for straining.
As slippery, be cautious in pregnancies with a history of miscarriage.