Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
The ripe fruit is gathered in autumn and dried in the sun. The seeds are collected after the carbonized fruit is broken into pieces.
Properties and Taste:
Pungent and warm
Spleen and stomach
To dry dampness and warm spleen and stomach To relieve malaria
Indications and Combinations:
1. Cold-damp blocking and stagnating spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, cold pain, vomiting and diarrhea. *Use with Magnolia bark (Houpo), Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu) and Pinellia tuber (Banxia).
2. Malaria. *Use with Dichroa root (Changshan) and Bupleurum root (Chaihu).