INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Toosendan
Common English: Toosendan Fruit
Sichuan Chinaberry
Sichuan Pagoda Tree
Melia
Sichuan Beadtree Berry
Herbs that Regulate Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
(Acrid)
(Sour)
Cold
Slightly Toxic
Bladder
Liver
Small Intestine
Stomach
3-15g
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dredges Liver Qi, releases Stagnation, stops pain and conducts Heat out from below

Liver Qi Stagnation with pain in the chest and ribs, distention and pain from Liver/Stomach disharmony and bulging disorders

It is most useful for problems involving Heat, but because it is very effective, it can also be used for Cold conditions with the appropriate herbs

Kills parasites and stops pain

Roundworms and tapeworms

Primarily used for abdominal pain associated with parasitic infestation

Topically as a powder for dermatosis of the scalp

Kills fungus

Topically, as a paste for fungal infections of the scalp

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Avoid using large doses.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu

Intermittent epigastric and hypochondriac pain, hernia pain or menstrual pain with irritability due to Liver Stagnation with Heat.

Hypochondriac and chest pain, dry mouth and acid regurgitation from Liver Qi Stagnation along with Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency.

Pain associated with hernia.

Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang
Omphalia
Lei Wan

Cx. Meliae
Ku Lian Pi
Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi

Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang

Pain associated with intestinal parasites.

Parasites.

Strongly stops pain and regulates Qi to treat bulging disorders and mobile masses in the lower abdomen.

Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu

Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang

Hypochondriac and abdominal pain.

Bloating.

Hernial disorders with lower abdominal pain and distention due to Cold.

Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang
Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi

 

 

Parasitic infections.

 

 

  1. Some sources classify this herb in the “Herbs that Expel Parasites ” category.
  2. Although this herb is not particularly effective in expelling parasites, it is able to alleviate pain and is therefore used to eliminate abdominal pain due to accumulation of parasites.
  3. This herb is especially useful in cases of Liver Qi Stagnation with Heat signs.
  4. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspnea, palpitations and arrhythmias. The ripe fruit is the most toxic.
  5. This herb is most often used to treat Heart, Liver, Stomach and Intestinal pain.
  6. This herb is also used to treat stagnant Qi that is hot in nature.
  7. This herb is also excellent for flank and lower abdominal pain.
  8. This herb also clears Damp-Heat by guiding it out through the urine.
  9. This herb is used topically, as a paste for fungal infections of the scalp. It is roasted, ground into a powder and mixed with sesame oil. Clean the scalp with salt water prior to application.
  10. Dry-fried Toosendan Chao Chuan Lian Zi is less bitter and Cold and is less upsetting to the digestion.
  11. Vinegar-fried Toosendan Cu Chao Chuan Lian Zi is better able to stop pain and warming to prevent digestive upset.