Botanical Name: Ailanthi Cortex

Category: Stabilize & Bind

Taste: Bitter, Astringent

Temperature: Cold

Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach

Dosage: 6-9g

Key Characteristics: Dries dampness, cools heat, binds the Intestines, stops bleeding, and kills parasites.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in cases of cold and deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach, or where there is significant Kidney yin deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Clears heat, dries dampness, and binds up the Intestines: for chronic diarrhea or dysenteric disorders, especially those due to damp-heat. Particularly useful when there is blood in the stool. Also used for chronic vaginal discharge due to damp-heat.
  • Kills parasites: for roundworms. Applied externally for pruritic dermatosis.