Evodia Fruit (Wuzhuyu)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Evodiae|
|Botanical Name:||Evodia rutaecarpa (Juss.) Benth.|
|Common Name:||Evodia fruit|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The fruit is gathered in August or November and dried in the sun. It is then soaked in the decoction of Licorice root (Gancao).|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter, hot and slightly toxic|
|Meridian:||Liver, spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To dispel cold and stop pain
To pacify the liver and direct rebellious qi downward
To stop vomiting
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Cold attacking the spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal cold pain.
*Use with Dried ginger (Ganjiang) and Coptis root (Muxiang).
2. Cold stagnation in the liver meridians manifested as hernia.
*Use with Fennel fruit (Xiaohuixiang) and Lindera root (Wuyao).
3. Weakness of spleen and stomach, and liver qi rising upward manifested as headache and vomiting.
*Use with Ginseng (Renshen) and Fresh rehmannia (Shengjiang) in the formula Wuzhuyu Tang.
4. Deficiency and cold of the spleen and kidneys manifested as chronic diarrhea.
*Use with Schisandra fruit (Wuweizi) and Nutmeg (Roudoukou) in the formula Sishen Wan.
*Use with Chaenomeles fruit (Mugua) for external application.
6. Vomiting and acid regurgitation:
a) Cold in the stomach .
*Use with Fresh ginger (Shengjiang) and Pinellia tuber (Banxia).
b) Fire transformed from prolonged liver qi stagnation.
*Use with Coptis root (Huanglian) in the formula Zuojin Wan.