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Wu Zhu Yu #1099M

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Pin Ying Name: Wu Zhu Yu

Chinese Name: 吳茱萸

English Name: Evodia Fruit

Latin Name: Evodiae, Fructus

Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Hot
Slightly Toxic
Liver
Spleen
Stomach
1.5-10g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Warms the Middle Jiao, disperses Cold, promotes the movement of Qi (relieves Stagnation in the Liver channel) and alleviates pain

  • Stomach or Liver Channel Cold or Phlegm, with headache, epigastric pain with nausea, drooling, reduced taste, a pale tongue with a wiry or weak pulse
  • Cold bulging disorders in the area traversed by the Liver channel and dysmenorrhea
  • Disharmony between the Liver and Stomach

Spreads the Liver, descends rebellious Qi and stops vomiting

  • Acid regurgitation and vomiting - can be used for either Hot or Cold disorders depending on the other herbs with which it is combined

Warms the Spleen, stops diarrhea and expels Damp-Cold

  • Diarrhea from Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency
  • Damp-Cold Leg Qi

Leads Fire downward

  • Mouth and tongue sores (grind into a powder, mix with vinegar and place on the soles of the feet)
Contraindications
  • Do not use long term.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those with vomiting due to Stomach Fire.
  • Contraindicated for those with abdominal pain due to Blood Deficiency with Fire.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Overdose may cause the throat to become extremely dry.
  • Do not use if the bulging disorder is chronic.
  • Contraindicated for those with Excess Heat signs.