Chinese Herbs: Ya Dan Zi (Java Brucea Fruit), Fructus Bruceae Javanicae
Herb 19 of 29
Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins
Bitter, Cold ,Toxic
Fructus Bruceae Javanicae
yā dàn zĭ
Crow Gallbladder Seed
Chinese Herb Actions
Used for recurrent or chronic diarrhea, alternating hard and loose stool, and dysentery from amebic infections or protozoans.
- Treats Shao Yang Level Disorders
For alternating chills and fever or malaria.
- Can be applied topically for warts, corns or trichomonas vaginitis.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
- Use with caution during pregnancy and for small children. Do not use in cases of nausea and vomiting, or in cases of spleen or stomach deficiency. Not to be taken in large doses or for long periods of time, as it may injure the stomach, intestines, kidneys, or liver. Patients with liver or kidney diseases, or gastrointestinal bleeding should avoid this herb.
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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
- Large doses can cause vasodilation of the internal organs and may lead to hemorrhage.
- This herb is considered toxic.
(while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 10-15 fruit for malaria, 10-30 fruit for dysentery.
- Part used: seed or fruit. Do not administer as a tea, rather in capsule or placed inside Arillus Euphoriae Lon gramsanae (long yan rou).