Quisqualis Fruit – Without Shell (Shi Jun Zi )


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

Therapeutic Effects:

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.

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