Names Of Zhi Zi


Zhi Zi TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia
  • Pinyin Name: Zhi Zi
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How Is Zhi Zi Categorized?

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How Is Zhi Zi Used Clinically?

Zhi Zi Usages and Indications

  • Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syndrome due to damp-heat in the lower warmer, damp-heat and constrained liver and gallbladder causing jaundice, damp-heat in the gall bladder and triple heater channels of the face - eyes, nose, sores in the mouth and face.
  • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in vomit, stool, urine; (needs to partially charred).
  • Topically for blood stasis due to trauma, reduces swelling.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Avoid in patients with loose stools and/or loss of appetite due to cold from deficiency.
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How Is Zhi Zi Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Zhi Zi

  • Dosage: 3-12g

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