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Cortex meliae Radicis
1. Melia azedarach L; 2. Melia Toosendam Sieb, et zucc.
Melia bark, Chinaberry bark, Chinatree bark
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The bark is collected in spring or autumn. After drying, the bark is cut into slices.
Properties & Taste
Bitter and cold
Spleen, stomach and liver
To kill parasites
Indications & Combinations
1. Roundworm (ascariasis). Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi) is used alone.
2. Hookworm (ancylostoma). Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi) is used with Areca seed (Binglang).
3. Pinworm (enterobius vermicularis). Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi) is used with Stemona root (Baibu) and Black plum (Wumei). The thick decoction can be taken as an enema to wash intestines once every night. Treatment should be continued for two to four times.
Cautions & Contraindications
This herb is toxic and should not be taken for a prolonged period.
It is contraindicated for a person with a weak constitution or with a liver disorder.
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