Ci Bai (Taiwan juniper root or fruit)
The drug is the dried root of Juniperus formosana Hayata (family (Cupressaceae), growing on mountain slopes, under woods, distributed in the southern part of Shaanxi and Gansu.
The timber contains α-cedrol, β-sitosterol, crypto japonol, sugiol, 7-α-methoxy deoxycryp-tojaponol, α-thujaplicin, isocedrolic acid, emodin, detetrahydroconidendrin, etc.
The Effect of Taiwan juniper root or fruit
Clear heat and remove toxicity, dry dampness and relieve itching.
Measles, persistent fever, externally used for scabies, ringworm.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 6~15 g. Proper dosage is for external application, decocted for washing.