Fructus Litseae

 

Source
The fruit of Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers., family Lauraceae.

Characteristics
Fruit nearly spherical, 4-6 mm in diameter. Carpodermis brown, reticular; base bearing remained carpopodium. Aromatic in odour. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to spleen, stomach, kidney and urinary bladder channels.

Indication
1. Dispel cold and warm the middle jiao, promote vital energy and alleviate pain: For stomach-cold syndrome with epigastric and abdominal cold pain, vomiting, hiccup and diarrhea, colic of cold type.
2. Warm the kidney and produce vital energy: For insufficiency of kidney-yang with dysuria, stagnation of cold-dampness in children with turbid urme.

Pharrnacological Action
Oral administration of its volatile oil acts as an antiseptic in the urinary tract.

Administration Decoction: 2-5g.


   

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