To open the heart and calm
What I most love about biota seed is that it helps to open your heart.
It’s often combined with other heart herbs like asparagus root, reishi mushroom, and ophiopogon. Our Serenity formula has a blend of that kind, with biota seed as one of the main ingredients.
Biota is also a mind-calming herb with a mildly sedative effect. If you’re the kind of person who has mental chatter going on all the time, this is a good herb to try.
As a mild spleen tonic, biota seed is good for the digestion. I only tend to use it as a shen tonic in my own formulations because it’s most powerful for that purpose.
I recommend that you use a shen tonic formulation like Serenity but if you make your own, it’s definitely worth including biota.