Carpesium fruit (Heshi)-Carpesium abrotanoides L

Carpesium fruit (Heshi)

Carpesium fruit (Heshi)

Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Carpesii
Botanical Name: 1. Carpesium abrotanoides L.; 2. Daucus caroto L.
Common Name: Carpesium fruit.
Source of Earliest Record: Xinxiu Bencao.
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The fruit is gathered in August or September and dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste: Bitter, pungent, neutral and slightly toxic
Meridians: Spleen and stomach.
Functions: To kill parasites.
Indications & Combinations: Parasites in the intestines, including roundworm, pinworm and tapeworm. Carpesium fruit (Heshi) is used with Quisqualis fruit (Shijunzi) and Areca seed (Binglang).
Dosage: 3-10 g.

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