Evodia ( 吴茱萸 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Wu Zhu Yu
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Acrid, bitter, slightly toxic
Spleen, Stomach, Liver, Kidneys
This herb is used in formulas to treat vomiting due to phlegm and cold conditions in the Stomach with symptoms of nausea, drooling clear or white fluid, headaches, decreased taste, and sensation of coldness or hernia pain in abdomen (TCM: interior cold and dampness); vomiting with sour vomitus and symptoms of flank pain (TCM: rebellious Stomach Qi; cold-damp leg Qi); and cold-related diarrhea (Spleen and Stomach deficiency; interior cold dampness); also useful in expelling pinworms and tapeworms.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Disperses cold, alleviates pain, and stops vomiting; redirects rebellious Qi downward and stops vomiting; warms Spleen, stops diarrhea, and expels cold dampness.
Common Formulas Used In
Ilex and Evodia.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is a Yin deficiency with heat signs.