Chun Pi - Bark or Root Bark of Ailanthus

TCM Materia Medica

Chun Pi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "chun pi" which in english is "bark or root bark of ailanthus", is categorized within the "herbs that stabilize and bind" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine and stomach 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:

  • Dosage: 3-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clears heat, dries dampness, binds up intestines - chronic diarrhea due to damp-heat, with blood in the stool, chronic vaginal discharge due to damp-heat.
  • Kills parasites - roundworms.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, chun pi is generally included in the following 1 formula:

  • Yu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill) - Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottag…
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    As noted above, chun pi is within the herbs that stabilize and bind functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

    (truncated intro "... stabilizing and binding herbs most often have sour and astringent properties. they are useful for conditions involving excess discharges …)".

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