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Fruit of Chinese Coffeetree

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Fei Zao Jia (Fruit of Chinese Coffeetree)


The drug is the dried ripe fruit and seed, as well as stem part or root of Gymrzocladus chinerlsis Ball. (family Leguminosae). Growing on hill slopes, rock sides, roadsides, house-sides and in woods, bamboo forest, distributed in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan of China.

  1. 肥皂荚
  2. Fei Zao Jia
  3. 肥皂莢

The Effect of Fruit of Chinese Coffeetree


Pungent, warm; lung and large intestine meridians entered.


Eliminate phlegm, remove toxicity and kill parasites.


Rheumatic arthritis, scabies, hematochezia, dysentery, cough with excessive phlegm.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 1.5~3 g, or made into pills and powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.


It is contraindicated in case of dyspepsia.