Botanical Name: Ailanthi Cortex
Category: Stabilize & Bind
Taste: Bitter, Astringent
Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach
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.