INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Evodiae
Common English: Evodia Fruit
Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Hot
Slightly Toxic
Liver
Spleen
Stomach
1.5-10g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

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.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
  • Antagonizes Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen.
  • Counteracts Fluoritum Zi Shi Ying.
  • Do not use with Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao, if used for high blood pressure.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

Ram. Cinnamomi
Gui Zhi
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Epigastric pain, vomiting, and headache associated with Jue Yin and Shao Yin Stage disorders.

Dysmenorrhea due to Cold in the Womb.

Menstrual dysfunction and infertility due to Blood Stasis with Deficiency Cold of the Chong and Ren channels.

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

 

Cold hernial pain or abdominal pain.

Abdominal pain, vomiting and acid regurgitation due to Stomach Cold.

Vomiting, belching, epigastric pain and regurgitation of sour fluids from a Heat induced disharmony between the Liver and Stomach. (the dosage of Huang Lian should be five times greater that that of Wu Zhu Yu)

Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Fr. Chaenomelis
Mu Gua
(Sm. Arecae)
(Bing Lang)

Daybreak diarrhea associated with Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Liver/Spleen disharmony with Stomach pain, acid regurgitation, abdominal pain and dysenteric diarrhea.

Chronic dysentery due to Cold-Dampness Accumulation.

Damp-Cold Leg Qi.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Rz. Alpiniae Officinarum
Gao Liang Jiang
Hb. Agastaches
Huo Xiang
Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren

Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye
Ram. Cinnamomi
Gui Zhi
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Excr. Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi
Rz. Corydalis
Yan Hu Suo

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride
Qing Pi
Exocarpium Citri Reticulatae Rubra
Ju Hong
Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Sm. Litchi
Li Zhi He

Nausea, vomiting and Stomach pain with acid regurgitation due to Deficiency and Cold of the Stomach.

Menstrual pain due to Cold in the Womb.

Hernial pain.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Ram. Cinnamomi
Gui Zhi

Vertex migraine headaches.

Acid reflux after meals due to Deficiency and Cold in the Stomach.

Epigastric and abdominal pain due to Cold and Dampness.

Sm. Myristicae
Rou Dou Kou
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Fr. Psoraliae
Bu Gu Zhi

 

 

Chronic diarrhea from Deficiency Cold of the Spleen and Kidneys.

 

 

  1. Large doses of this herb have a stimulatory effect of the CNS and can lead to visual disturbances and hallucinations.
  2. Powder and mix this herb with vinegar and place in the center of the soles of the feet to treat oral ulcers and hypertension.
  3. Powder and mix this herb with water and apply topically to treat eczema or sores on the scalp.
  4. Some sources state that this herb treats Blood Stasis due to Cold.
  5. It is said that this herb relieves melancholy.
  6. Unprepared Evodia Sheng Wu Zhu Yu is only used externally.
  7. This herb, Rx. Zingiberis Officinalis Gan Jiang, and Rz. Alpiniae Officinari Gao Liang Jiang all disperse Cold from the Middle Jiao and treat Cold pain in the epigastrium. Gan Jiang also warms the Lungs, transforms Phlegm, stops cough and warms the Spleen to stop Cold pain and diarrhea. Wu Zhu Yu also warms the Lower Jiao and treats hernia pain, irregular menstruation, diarrhea due to Cold in the Lower Jiao and belching and vomiting when the Liver is involved. Gao Liang Jiang warms the Stomach and treats Cold epigastric pain with belching and vomiting.
  8. Wu Zhu Yu, Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian and Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang all alleviate nausea. Wu Zhu Yu warms the Liver treating nausea and acid regurgitation Liver Cold attacking the Stomach. Huang Lian clears Stomach Heat to treat nausea and vomiting of bile due to Damp-Heat in the Stomach and Sheng Jiang warms the Middle for vomiting of clear fluids due to Stomach Cold.
  9. Bland Evodia Dan Wu Zhu Yu has a somewhat reduced toxicity and peppery-hot flavor and is the minimum preparation required for internal administration.
  10. Processed Evodia Zhi Wu Zhu Yu is much less toxic, more harmonious, enters the Middle Jiao and is best for warming the Middle and stopping pain. It treats Middle Jiao Deficiency Cold leading to Qi Stagnation and distention.
  11. Dry-fried Evodia Chao Wu Zhu Yu warms the Middle, descends Qi and stops nausea.
  12. Coptis-fried Evodia Huang Lian Chao Wu Zhu Yu is used for pent-up Liver/Stomach Fire causing acid regurgitation, nausea and vomiting .
  13. Vinegar-fried Evodia Cu Chao Wu Zhu Yu is best for entering the Blood level of the Liver, strongly soothing the Liver and alleviating pain, for Cold-type dysmenorrhea with Blood Stasis due to Liver Qi Stagnation.
  14. Saltwater-fried Evodia Yan Chao Wu Zhu Yu descends Qi and enables the herb to enter the Kidneys to treat Small Intestine bulging disorder.
  15. Ginger Juice-fried Evodia Jiang Chao Wu Zhu Yu is for Cold-Dampness Blocking the Middle Jiao, leading to epigastric pain with dry retching.