Pinyin: she chuang zi
ENGLISH NAME: Cidium Fruit
LATIN NAME: Cnidii Fructus
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dries Dampness, KiIIs Parasites and Stops Itching
2. Disperses Cold and Dispels Wind
3. Warms the Kidney and Strengthens Yang
15 to 30 grams when She Chuang Zi is used as an external wash or soak, mixed with water or oil. For oral use, incorporate 3 to 9 grams in decoctions, pill or powder.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of She Chuang Zi is contraindicated in Kidney yin deficiency with heat signs, in excess heat or in damp-heat in the lower jiao.