The kernel of Euryale ferox Salisb, family Nymphaeaceae.
Kernel spheroidal or semi-spherical, 5-8 mm in diameter; mostly broken.
of endotesta browfrpurple or yellow-white, with depressed hilum trace.
Fracture surface white and farinaceous. Sweet in taste, mild in nature,
and attributive to spleen and kidney channels.
1. Strengthen the kidney to preserve essence, deprive dampness to relieve
leucorrhagia: For kidney-deficiency manifested as nocturnal emission,
frequent micturition, enuresis, whitish and turbid urine, or leucorrhagia.
2. Strengthen the spleen to relieve diarrhea: For diarrhea of spleen-deficiency