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Quisqualis indica L.
Quisqualis fruit, Rangoon creeper fruit with seeds
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The fruit is gathered in September or October when its skin turns purplish. The seeds are collected after the fruit is dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste
Sweet and warm
Spleen and stomach
To kill parasites
Indications & Combinations
Roundworm (ascariasis). Quisqualis fruit (Shijunzi) is used with Chinaberry bark (Kulianpi) and Areca seed (Binglang).
Cautions & Contraindications
Overdosage of the herb will cause hiccups, dizziness, vertigo and vomiting. Taking this herb with hot tea can also cause hiccups.
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