The infructescence of Adina rubella Hance, family Rubiaceae.
Infructescence globular, 0.3-1.0 cm in diameter densely bearing numerous
small capsules forming coarse globules like bayberry. Small capsule cuneate,
0.3 cm long, with 5-lobed persistent calyxes at the tip, the lobes protruded
like spines. Bitter and astringent in taste and cool in nature.
1. Clear away heat and toxic materials: For diarrhea and dysentery of
dampness-heat type, sorethroat, mumps, and common cold of wind-heat type.
Recently, also for typhoid fever and trichomonas vaginitis.
2. Disperse blood stasis and alleviate pain: For trauma and toothache.
In addition, local washing with decoction for eczema.
Alcoholic extract of its root inhibits the growth of cervix carcinoma
and leukemia 615 in mice.
Decoction: 3-9g of flower or 9-15g of root.