Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Litseae
Fructus Cubebae
Common English: Cubeb Fruit
Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Tincture: 0.5-1ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Warms the Middle, descends Qi, and stops pain

Epigastric and abdominal Cold and pain, vomiting, belching or hiccup, cold hernia

Dispels Cold Qi from the Bladder

Urinary dysfunction

Turbid urine due to Deficiency Cold of the Lower Jiao

  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Xue Level Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with fever and cough.

Rz. Alpiniae Officinarum
Gao Liang Jiang

Massa Medicata Fermentata
Shen Qu
Rz. Zingiberis Succus
Jiang Zhi

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao

Strongly warms the Middle Jiao, expels Cold and descends rebellious Stomach Qi to treat Cold pain in the epigastrium and abdomen with hiccup, nausea and vomiting

Lack of warmth in the Stomach causing diarrhea with undigested food

For hiccup from Cold, powder 6g of each herb, decoct and sip

Unease in the chest and diaphragm with difficulty getting food down due to Cold and weakness of the Spleen and Stomach

Urinary dysfunction due to Deficiency Cold of the Lower Jiao

Rz. Alpiniae Officinarum
Gao Liang Jiang

Massa Medicata Fermentata
Shen Qu
Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Rz. Alpiniae Officinarum
Gao Liang Jiang

Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou

Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu


Poor appetite

Nausea and vomiting

Hernia pain

  1. This herb warms the Middle Jiao, descends Qi, warms the Qi of the Kidneys and Bladder and treats turbid urination.
  2. It excels at dispersing Cold and stopping pain.
  3. It is said to treat Cold bulging disorders, digest Food Stagnation and expel Wind in the skin.
  4. Both Bi Cheng Qie and Fr. Piperis Longi Bi Ba warm the Middle and disperse Cold to treat Middle Jiao Deficiency Cold . Bi Cheng Qie is warm, quite acrid, and more powerfully disperses to warm the Spleen and Stomach and eliminate Qi Stagnation. It is best for dispersing Cold, alleviating pain, and descending Qi. It is most appropriate for Qi Stagnation causing chest, epigastric and abdominal pain or for nausea, vomiting and hiccup due to Stomach Cold. Bi Ba is very Hot with a powerful ability to disperse Cold that has sunk deeply into the Middle Jiao and is most appropriate for Deficiency Cold of the Stomach and Intestines causing abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rx. et Rz. Litseae Dou Chi Jiang is acrid, aromatic and warm. It enters the Liver and Lung channels and expels Wind, eliminates Dampness, regulates the flow of Qi and stops pain. It is used for Wind-Damp Bi and Stomach ache, but is most commonly used for lower back pain. It is also used for dysmenorrhea with a distended, painful lower abdomen that improves with Heat or pressure. It is also used for chills, headache and muscle aches due to an External disorder. The dosage is 1.5-6g.