INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Cortex Ailanthi
Common English: Ailanthus Bark or Root Bark
Tree of Heaven Bark
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Astringent
Cold
Large Intestine
Stomach
(Liver)
(Lung)
3-15g
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, astringes the Intestines, dries Dampness, stops diarrhea and stops bleeding

Diarrhea or dysentery due to Damp-Heat particularly if there is hemafecia

Chronic vaginal discharge due to Damp-Heat

Kills parasites

Roundworms

Pruritic tinea-like rashes (topically)
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Kidney Yin Deficiency.
  • Use in smaller dosages or in combination with other antiparasitics, as large doses may cause nausea and vomiting.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Talcum
Hua Shi

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi
Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu
Sm. Myristicae
Rou Dou Kou

Dampness in the Lower Jiao causing dysenteric diarrhea, hemafecia, and/or vaginal discharge.

Diarrhea or prolonged dysenteric disorders.

With Rice Congee to treat bleeding hemorrhoids, and chronic dysenteric disorder with bleeding and pus.

Chronic diarrhea or chronic watery vaginal discharge that incessantly leaks.

Mildly treats Damp-Heat.

Chronic dysenteric disorders that have led to diarrhea due to Deficiency Cold.

Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

or

Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rz. Alpiniae Officinari
Gao Liang Jiang

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi

or

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi
Sm. Nelumbinis
Lian Zi

Continuous uterine bleeding.

Damp-Heat causing red and white vaginal discharge.

Damp-Heat causing red and white vaginal discharge.

Alumen
Ming Fan
Per. Zanthoxyli
Chuan Jiao
(Rx. et Rz. Veratri)
(Li Lu)

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Per. Zanthoxyli
Chuan Jiao

As an external wash for pruritic dermatosis.

Chronic dysentery or diarrhea with pus and Blood.

Toxic Heat dysentery.

Postpartum rectal prolapse.

Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi
Rz. Dryopteris
Guan Zhong

 

 

Roundworms.

 

 

  1. This herb is used externally as a wash for scabies and damp sores.
  2. Some sources say that this herb expels long-term accumulated Phlegm in the Lungs and Stomach.
  3. It should be used only after the pathogenic influence had been substantially reduced or eliminated.
  4. It can be used alone as an enema for chronic dysentery or diarrhea with pus and Blood.
  5. It can be used alone for roundworms.
  6. Chun Pi and Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai both clear Heat, dry Dampness and treat Damp-Heat vaginal discharge. Huang Bai is very bitter and cold with strong cooling and drying properties to treat a wide variety of syndromes, while Chun Pi restricts, binds and cools the Blood for incessant uterine bleeding, hemafecia and chronic dysentery disorders.
  7. Chun Pi and Per. Granati Shi Liu Pi both bind the Intestines, stop diarrhea and kill parasites and are used Internally and topically. Chun Pi is Cold and treats chronic Damp-Heat diarrhea, possibly including mucus and Blood in the stools. Topically, it is used as a wash or paste to treat dermatological disorders. Shi Liu Pi is Warm and treats chronic diarrhea with rectal prolapse due to Spleen Qi or Yang Deficiency. It is also used topically as a soak or powder.
  8. Dry-fried Ailanthus Bark Chao Chun Pi is less bitter and cold and protects the digestion especially if dry-fried in bran.
  9. Vinegar-prepared Ailanthus Bark Cu Chao Chun Pi stabilizes and binds.
  10. Rx. Ailanthi Chen Gen is the entire root of the plant, while Chun Pi is the bark. Chen Gen is Bitter and Astringent and enters the Stomach channel. It dries Dampness from the Middle Jiao, binds the Intestines to relieve diarrhea, clears Heat to reduce inflammation and swelling and releases the Exterior to promote the eruption of measles. It treats diarrhea, chronic dysentery, hematochezia, profuse menstrual discharge and cancer of the cervix and rectum. It is contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold. The dosage is 3 to 5g.