Dried Arborvitae Seeds (Bai Zi Ren) are sourced from slow-growing trees, Biota. This is a slow-growing tree native to China and can reach a height of about 14 metres. It grows best in moist soil and when cultivated, Biota produces vast quantities of seeds.
Both the seeds and branches are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Biota seeds are not to be confused with Biota leaf.
Dried Arborvitae Seeds (Bai Zi Ren) are commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. It is native to northeastern parts of eastern Asia and north Asia, but is also now naturalised as an introduced species across other parts of Asia.
Biota is very often used as an ornamental tree, both in its homeland, where it is associated with long life and vitality, and very widely elsewhere in temperate climates.
Benefits may include:
- Can help the heart and digestive system
- May assist with treating irritability, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety, constipation and night sweats
- Can help nourish the heart
- May be used as a sedative
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