Ya Dan Zi - Java Brucea Fruit, Brucea

TCM Materia Medica

Ya Dan Zi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "ya dan zi" which in english is "java brucea fruit, brucea", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine and liver 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: 10-30 fruits (not used in decoctions (capsules).

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

  • Treats dysenteric disorders - chronic cold stagnation dysentery, alternating hard and soft stool; protozoan induced dysentery.
  • Intermittent fever and chills - malarial disorders.
  • Topically for warts and corns.

Ya Dan Zi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Toxic to stomach, liver, and kidneys.

As noted above, ya dan zi is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".

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