Chuan Jiao (Fruit of Szechuan Pepper)
Herb 4 of 15 in Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
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Chinese Herb Actions
Warms the Middle Jiao, Alleviates Pain, and Stops Diarrhea
For cold from deficiency in the Stomach and Spleen with symptoms such as cold abdomen, pain in the epigastria and abdomen, and diarrhea. Also for toothache.
- Kills Parasites
For intestinal parasites such as roundworms causing abdominal pain and vomiting. Chuan Jiao can also be used for parasitic skin infections such as eczema and pruritus.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
- Do not use in cases of Excess Heat or Yin Deficiency.
- Use with caution during pregnancy.
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Chinese Herb Toxicity & 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)
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 2-5 grams
Chinese Herb Notes
- This herb is used both internally and topically.