Gardenia Fruit ( 栀子 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Gardenia Jasminoidis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Zhi Zi

Common English Name

Gardenia Fruit

Part of Plant Used






Meridians Entered

Liver, Lungs, Heart, Gallbladder, Stomach, Triple Warmer

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required



May have a laxative effect.

Cautions in Use

Do not use this herb where there is cold-deficiency diarrhea.

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