Ya Dan Zi (Java Brucea Fruit)

Ya Dan Zi (Java Brucea Fruit)

Herb 25 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Ya Dan Zi (Fructus Bruceae Javanicae)
Bitter, Cold ,Toxic
Fructus Bruceae Javanicae
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yā dàn zĭ
Crow Gallbladder Seed
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Chinese Herb 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.

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.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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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).

References Used

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