Chinaberry Bark (Kulianpi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Cortex Meliae Radicis|
|Botanical Name:||Melia azedarach L
Melia Toosendam Sieb, et zucc.
|Common Name:||Melia bark
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The bark is collected in spring or autumn. After drying, the bark is cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and cold
|Meridian:||Spleen, stomach and liver
|Functions:||To kill parasites|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Roundworm (ascariasis).
*Use herb alone.
2. Hookworm (ancylostoma).
*Use with Areca seed (Binglang).
3. Pinworm (enterobius vermicularis).
*Use with Stemona root (Baibu) and Black plum (Wumei). The thick decoction can be taken as an enema to wash intestines once every night. Treatment should be continued for two to four times.
|Cautions:||This herb is toxic and should not be taken for a prolonged period. It is contraindicated for a person with a weak constitution or with a liver disorder.|