Evodia ( 吴茱萸 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Wu Zhu Yu
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.
Usages and Functions
Disperses cold, alleviates pain, and stops vomiting; redirects rebellious
Qi downward and stops vomiting; warms Spleen, stops diarrhea, and expels
Formulas Used In
Ilex and Evodia.
Do not use this herb where there is a Yin deficiency with heat signs.