||Melia Toosedan Sieb. Et Zucc.
||Sichuan Chinaberry, Melia, Fruit of Sichuan Pagoda tree
|Source of Earliest Record:
||Shennong Bencao Jing
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
||The fruit is gathered in winter, cleaned and dried in the sun and broken into pieces.
|Properties and Taste:
||Bitter, cold and slightly toxic
||Liver, stomach, small intestine and urinary bladder
||To regulate Qi and stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:
||1. Qi stagnation in the liver and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and pain.
*Use with Corydalis tuber (Yanhusuo) in the formula Jinlingzi San.
2. Hernia with painful swelling of testicles or scrotum.
*Use with Fennel fruit (Xiaohuixiang), Costus root (Muxiang) and Evodia fruit (Wuzhuyu) in the formula Daoqi Tang.
||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency and cold in the stomach and spleen.