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Ma Zi Ren Wan 麻子仁丸 - Hemp Seed Pill

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Hemp Seed Formula to Moistens the Intestines

also known as:

  • Cannabis Seed Pill
  • Apricot and Linum Combination
  • Pi Yue Ma Ren Wan

History of MA ZI REN

Source: SHANG HUN LUN Discussion of Cold Induced Disorders, Eastern Han  (25 AD - 220 AD). Ma Zhi Ren is considered a variation of the Minor Order of the Qi decoction (XIAO CHEN QI TANG) in which strong purgatives have been reduced and herbs that moisten and nourish have been augmented.

MA ZI REN WAN Ingredients

Cannabis Seed Huo Ma Ren 35 %
Almond Seed Kernel Xing Ren 20
White Peony Root Bai Shao 15
Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi 10
Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po 10
Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang 10


Hemp Seed Pill is used for constipation caused by heat induced dryness. Characteristic bowel movements are hard dry stool that is difficult to expel. The formula achieves its effect by moistening or lubricating the intestines. It is used in treating constipation related to febrile disease, debility, old age, or childbirth.

  • Moisten the intestines
  • Moves Stool
  • Purges heat
  • Nourishes Blood
  • Purges Accumulations

MA ZI REN WAN Safety and Contraindications

Should be modified when used for weak or deficient individuals.

Contraindicated during pregnancy. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.

Shen Clinic TCM Advice

MA ZI REN WAN Dosage and Administration

Pills: 5-8 pills, 2-3 times a day

Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach

Whole Herbs: Ma Zi Ren boiling time should be at least 40 minutes, after which time the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature.  Good quality herbs will permit a second boiling.

Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (Don't use aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water until 2 cups of medicine remain. Adjust the lid to regulate water evaporation.

Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.

Tips on Boiling & Taking Chinese Herbal Decoctions

The potent odors and flavors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling the herbs and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines. Be sure to ventilate the room to reduce the strong odors.  Holding your nose (or your breath) while drinking the herbs virtually eliminates the taste, and taking something sweet afterwards will eliminate any aftertaste. 

Always refrigerate herbs and medicine you intend to re-use or take later.  Reheat refrigerated liquids to room temperature before drinking them.

* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?

  • PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
  • WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
  • TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
  • SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
  • SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
  • GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
  • Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)

**These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  

Pills, Granules, Capsules, or Whole Herbs: 100 pills: Herbal Times