Quisqualis Fruit (Shijunzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Quisqualis|
|Botanical Name:||Quisqualis indica L.|
|Common Name:||Quisqualis fruit
Rangoon creeper fruit with seeds
|Source of Earliest Record:||Kaibao Bencao|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The fruit is gathered in September or October when its skin turns purplish. The seeds are collected after the fruit is dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and warm|
|Meridian:||Spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To kill parasites|
|Indications and Combinations:||Roundworm (ascariasis).
*Use with Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi) and Areca seed (Binglang).
|Cautions:||Over dosage of the herb will cause hiccups, dizziness, vertigo and vomiting. Taking this herb with hot tea can also cause hiccups.|