Pharmaceutical Latin: Pericarpium Granati
Common English: Pomegranate Husk
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Astringes the Intestines and stops diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea due to Deficiency Cold

Dysenteric disorders

Rectal prolapse

Stabilizes Kidneys and retains Jing        

Kidney Jing Deficiency

Excessive uterine bleeding or vaginal discharge due to Kidney Instability

Kills parasites

Tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms

Tinea (topical)

Stops bleeding

Uterine bleeding and leukorrhea

Powdered for bleeding due to trauma

  • Contraindicated during early stages of diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Excess Fire.
  • Do not mix with oils or fats when taken to kill parasites.

Fr. Chebulae
He Zi
Sm. Myristicae
Rou Dou Kou

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao


Chronic diarrhea, dysenteric disorders and rectal prolapse

Chronic, unremitting dysenteric disorders due to Damp-Heat

Incessant irregular uterine bleeding

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Cimicifugae
Sheng Ma

Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi
Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Fu Ling

Rectal prolapse

Intestinal worms associated with abdominal pain

Chaotic diarrhea due to Spleen Yang Deficiency

Ming Fan
Fr. Rosae Laevigatae
Jin Ying Zi

Sm. Areca
Bing Lang

Fr. Chebulae
He Zi
Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren

As an external soak for rectal prolapse the add Galla Chinensis Powder Wu Bei Zi (topically)

Tapeworms and roundworms with abdominal pain

Incessant nasal discharge

  • Large doses may lead to coma and death.
  • Side effects are dizziness, weakness, calf spasms, tremors, and formication.
  • Large overdoses may lead to mydriasis, severe headaches, vertigo, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy.
  • For amebic dysentery, use alone in decoction three times daily for six days.
  • To stop bleeding from traumatic injury, apply topically as a powder.
  • Cx. Punicae Granati Radicis Shi Liu Gen Pi has similar properties but is more frequently used for killing parasites (dosage=1.5-9 gm). It can be irritating to the digestive system. It is cumulatively more toxic.
  • It is said that White Pomegranate Husk treats white dysentery and Red Pomegranate Husk treats red dysentery.
  • Applied externally, it treats such disorders as prolapsed rectum, sores and deep-rooted toxic swellings through its action of drawing and "lifting out".
  • Both Shi Liu Pi and Cx. Ailanthi Chun Pi bind the Intestines to treat diarrhea and dysentery, stop bleeding and kill parasites. Shi Liu Pi is sour, astringent, warm, restraining and inhibiting in nature with a strong binding action that is best applied to diarrhea, dysenteric disorders, incessant uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge due to Deficiency Cold. Chun Pi is bitter, astringent and Cold, clears Heat and dries Dampness but its astringing action is weaker than that of Shi Liu Pi. It is more appropriate for dysenteric disorders, incessant uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge due to Damp-Heat or Heat.
  • Charred Pomegranate Husks Shi Liu Pi Tan is better at restraining and astringing and is mostly used to treat chronic diarrhea, dysenteric disorders or incessant uterine bleeding.