Gardenia Fruit ( 栀子 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
Liver, Lungs, Heart, Gallbladder, Stomach, Triple Warmer
This herb is used in formulas to treat bladder infections, jaundice, ulcerations, spontaneous bleeding' without trauma, and insomnia and irritability due to fever (TCM: heat or toxins in Blood).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Clears heat and alleviates irritability; drains damp heat in any of the three Burners; cools Blood and stops bleeding; reduces swelling and moves congealed Blood due to trauma.
Common Formulas Used In
Cyperus and Ligusticum; Dianthus; Gentiana; Tang Gui and Gardenia.
May have a laxative effect.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is cold-deficiency diarrhea.
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