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: 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.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and warm
Meridians: Spleen and stomach
To kill parasites.
Roundworm (ascariasis). Quisqualis fruit (Shijunzi) is used with Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi) and Areca seed (Binglang).
Dosage: 6-10 g
Cautions & Contraindications: Overdosage of the herb will cause hiccups, dizziness, vertigo and vomiting. Taking this herb with hot tea can also cause hiccups.