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Introduction To Chebula Fructus (ke zi)









Chebula Fructus (ke zi)

Fructus Chebulae


Properties: Bitter, sour and astringent in flavour, neutral in nature, it is tropistic to the lung and large intestine channels. Being bitter in flavour, it can send rebellious Qi down; being sour and astringent, it can astringe the lung and stop coughing. The unprocessed fruit is good at sending down abnormally ascending Qi and clearing fire, and relieving sore-throat and hoarseness, serving to treat Qi chronic cough due to deficiency of the lung or cough with hoarseness due to lung-heat. It also has action in astringing the intestine to stop diarrhea and prolapse of rectum.

Effects: Astringing the lung to relieve cough, the bowels to stop diarrhea, removing heat and easing the throat.


1. In treatment of protracted cough due to deficiency of the lung , it is often  used with herbs for reinforcing the lung to stop coughing, such as Radix Codononsis Pilosulae, Radix Astragali seu Hedysari, Radix Ophiopogonis, Fructus Schisandrae, Semen Armeniacae Amarum, etc. In treatment of cough due to phlegm-fire, it is used with herbs for clearing heat and resolving phlegm, such as Radix Scutellariae, Fructus Trichosanthis, Bulbus Fritillariae, etc. To treat chronic cough and hoarseness, it is used with Radix Platycodi and Radix Glycyrrhizae to benefit the throat and recover the voice.

2. For chronic diarrhea and dysentery in the type of deficiency-cold of the spleen and the kidney, it is used with herbs for warming and recuperating the spleen and the kidney, such as Radix Codonpsis Pilosulae, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Cortex Cinnamomi, etc. For chronic diarrhea with concomitant gastrointestinal Qi-stagnation and heat, it is used with herbs for promoting Qi and clearing heat, such as Radix Aucklandiae, Rhizoma Coptidis, etc.

Dosage and Administration: For astringing the lung, 3-10g of the unprepared herb is used, and for astringing intestines, the roastedherb used.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Chebula Fructus (ke zi) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Chebula Fructus (ke zi) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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