Carpesium Fruit (He Shi)

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

Therapeutic Effects:
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

By |2015-04-06T20:46:59+00:00January 1st, 2015|Categories: Medicinal Herbs|

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