Semen Torreyae


Seed of Torreya grandis Fort., family Taxaceae.

Seed ovate to elliptical, 2.0-3.5 cm long and 1.3-2.0 cm in diameter. Surface grey-yellow, longitudinally striated, with elliptical hilum at one end, and acutate at the other end. Hard in texture. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to stomach and large intestine channels.

1. Kill parasite: For ascariasis and taeniasis.
2. Laxative: For constipation due to dryness of intestine.

Pharmacological Action
As an anthelmintic for tapeworm and hookworm, more effective than that of tetrachloroethylene.

For parasitic infestation: 15-30g (fried) for chewing, or prepared as pill or powder.
For constipation: Fresh sample prepared as powder.


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