Carpesium fruit (Heshi)
Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Carpesii
Botanical Name: 1. Carpesium abrotanoides L.; 2. Daucus caroto L.
Common Name: Carpesium fruit
Source of Earliest Record: Xinxiu Bencao
Part Used: The fruit is gathered in August or September and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter, pungent, neutral and slightly toxic
Meridians: Spleen and stomach
To kill parasites
Indications & Combinations: Parasites in the intestines, including roundworm, pinworm and tapeworm. Carpesium fruit (Heshi) is used with Quisqualis fruit (Shijunzi) and Areca seed (Binglang).
Dosage: 3-10 g