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Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle
Ailanthus bark, Tree of heaven bark
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The bark of roots or stems of the tree are obtained year round. After the superficial rough bark has been removed, the remaining bark is dried in the sun and then cut into pieces.
Properties & Taste
Bitter, astringent and cold
Large intestine, stomach and liver
1. To clear heat, dry dampness and stop leukorrhea; 2. To astringe the intestines; 3. To stop bleeding; 4. To kill worms
Indications & Combinations
1. Damp-heat type of diarrhea or dysentery. Ailanthus bark (Chunpi) is used with Coptis root (Huanglian), Scutellaria root (Huangqin) and Costus root (Muxiang).
2. Yellow leukorrhea due to damp-heat. Ailanthus bark (Chunpi) is used with Phellodendron bark (Huangbai).
3. Menorrhagia or uterine bleeding caused by heat in the blood. Ailanthus bark (Chunpi) is used with Tortoise plastron (Guiban), White peony root (Baishao) and Scutellaria root (Huangqin).
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