Sichuan Chinaberry (Chuanlianzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Toosedan|
|Botanical Name:||Melia Toosedan Sieb. Et Zucc.|
|Common Name:||Sichuan Chinaberry, Melia, Fruit of Sichuan Pagoda tree|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The fruit is gathered in winter, cleaned and dried in the sun and broken into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, cold and slightly toxic|
|Meridian:||Liver, stomach, small intestine and urinary bladder|
|Functions:||To regulate Qi and stop pain|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Qi stagnation in the liver and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and pain.
*Use with Corydalis tuber (Yanhusuo) in the formula Jinlingzi San.
2. Hernia with painful swelling of testicles or scrotum.
*Use with Fennel fruit (Xiaohuixiang), Costus root (Muxiang) and Evodia fruit (Wuzhuyu) in the formula Daoqi Tang.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency and cold in the stomach and spleen.|