Fei Zi – Torreya Seed – Semen Torreyae

Fei Zi

English Name: torreya seed

Pharmaceutical Name: Semen Torreyae

Medica Category: Anti-Parasitic herbs

Properties: Fei Zi enters the Lung, Stomach, and Large Intestine channels; it is sweet in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Fei Zi?:

The Chinese Herb Fei Zi  is the dry, ripe seed of evergreen tree commonly known as the Chinese Nutmeg Yew (Torreya grandis Fort.), a large conifer that naturally grows in mountain valleys and open fields of Eastern/Southeastern China.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Fei Zi

Fei Zi kills a variety of parasites and expels them from the body (e.g. roundworm, tapeworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc…)

Fei Zi moistens the Lung and Large Intestines to stop dry cough/cough producing little sputum. Oily in nature, it also moistens the bowels to encourage bowel movement and relieve constipation.

–safety notes:

Contraindicated during pregnancy (may cause contraction of the uterus)

Overdose may cause diarrhea.