art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
When the fruit ripens in autumn, it is gathered and dried in the sun.
Properties and Taste:
Bitter and cold
Heart, spleen and lung
Indications and Combinations:
1. Damp-heat in the urinary bladder manifested as dysuria, painful urination, frequent urination and urgency of micturition. *Use with herbs that clear heat and promote urination, including Talc (Huashi), and Plantain seed (Cheqianzi).
2. Eczema and scabies. *Use with Phellodendron bark (Huangbai), Flavescent sophora root (Kushen) and Dittany bark (Baixianpi).