TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "chuan lian zi" which in english is "sichuan pagoda tree fruit", is categorized within the "herbs that regulate the qi" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, small intestine, stomach and urinary bladder channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Chuan Lian Zi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, chuan lian zi is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
As noted above, chuan lian zi is within the herbs that regulate the qi functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... used with qi disorders involving deficiency and stagnation. these herbs are primarily used for stagnation involving the spleen and stomach…)".