The root or the whole plant of Cudrania mcuspidata (Carr.) Bur., family
A shrub or small tree with woody tap root system. Cork of the root, thin,
orange-red, usually peeling off in layers. Branch with hard thorns. leaves
opposite, ovate, margin entire or 3-lobed. Capitulum. Flowers and fruits
aggregated, globular, red and fleshy. Slightly bitter in taste, cool in
nature, and attributive to liver and lung channels.
1. Remove blood stasis, alleviate pain, expel wind and dampness: For rheumatism
and trauma. Recently, also for acute and chronic hepatitis, tumour of
the digestive tract, carcinoma of liver, pancreas and lung, etc.
2. Relieve cough and eliminate sputum: For productive cough.
1. Inhibiting sarcoma 180, cervix carcinoma27 and Ehrlich-Ascites tumour.
2. Cytotoxic to the cells of esophageal carcinoma in vitro.