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Cassia seed, also known as Jue Ming Zi, is an herb derived from the Cassia plant, which is native to China and other parts of Asia. The herb has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is believed to have various therapeutic properties.

Cassia seed is believed to contain a range of active compounds, including anthraquinones, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, that may contribute to its medicinal effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, cassia seed has been used for various purposes, including as a natural laxative, to support healthy vision, and to promote overall wellness.



  • Laxative effects: Cassia seed is believed to have natural laxative properties, which means that it can help promote bowel movements and relieve constipation. It is often used as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine formulas for this purpose.

  • Vision health: Cassia seed is also used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote vision health. It is believed to help nourish the liver and support the eyes, and is often used in formulas for conditions such as blurry vision, dry eyes, and other eye problems.

  • Overall wellness: Cassia seed is also used in traditional Chinese medicine as a general health tonic. It is believed to help support healthy digestion, promote relaxation, and improve overall wellness.



  • Cassia seed can interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and medications for diabetes, and should not be used by people taking these medications without first consulting a healthcare provider.

  • Cassia seed can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea or abdominal discomfort, in some people.

  • The safety of using cassia seed during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been fully studied, and it is best to consult with a healthcare provider before using it during these times.

  • Cassia seed may cause allergic reactions in some people, particularly those who are sensitive to senna or other plants in the same family.

  • Cassia seed contains compounds that can cause liver damage in high doses or with prolonged use, and should be used only under the guidance of a trained healthcare provider and with regular monitoring of liver function.


Tastes LIke:

Cassia seed, also known as Jue Ming Zi, is typically consumed as a component of traditional Chinese medicine formulas, and as such, it does not have a distinct taste or flavor.

In some cases, cassia seed may be included as a component of a larger herbal tea or formula, which can have a range of flavors depending on the other herbs included in the mixture. In these cases, cassia seed is believed to have a slightly bitter taste.



  • Decoction: A decoction is a strong tea made by boiling herbs in water. To prepare a decoction that includes cassia seed, place the prescribed amount of the herb and other ingredients in a pot with water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 20-30 minutes. The mixture is then strained and consumed as directed.

  • Powder: Cassia seed may also be ground into a powder and added to other powdered herbs to create a customized formula. The powdered herbs can be mixed with water to create a tea or taken directly in capsules or pills.

  • Soak in water: Cassia seed can also be soaked in water overnight and consumed as a tea. To prepare, add the seeds to a cup or pot of water and let them soak overnight. The next day, strain the seeds and drink the liquid.

Cassia Seed (Jue Ming Zi)

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