Evodia ( 吴茱萸 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Evodia Rutaecarpae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Wu Zhu Yu

Common English Name

Evodia Fruit

Part of Plant Used

Fruit

Nature

Warm

Taste

Acrid, bitter, slightly toxic

Meridians Entered

Spleen, Stomach, Liver, Kidneys

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use this herb where there is a Yin deficiency with heat signs.



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