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Ya Dan Zi (Java Brucea Fruit)

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Cold Ya Dan Zi (Fructus Bruceae Javanicae)
Channels:
LI, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Cold ,Toxic
Latin:
Fructus Bruceae Javanicae
Chinese:
鸭蛋子
Tone Marks:
yā dàn zĭ
Translation:
Crow Gallbladder Seed

Actions

  • Treats Dysentery
    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.

Contraindications and 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.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • 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).

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).
 

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