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Twig and leaf of Pilular Adina

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Shui Tuan Hua (Twig and leaf of Pilular Adina)


The drug is the dried or fresh root, stem and leaf, or flower and fruit of Adina pilulifera (Lam.) Franch. ex Drake (Family Rubiaceae), growing on hillsides, in forests, along roads and streams, and distributedin Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou and Sichuan of China.

  1. 水团花
  2. Shui Tuan Hua
  3. 水團花
  4. Herba Adinae Piluliferae

The Effect of Twig and leaf of Pilular Adina


Bitter, astringent, cool; liver, spleen and large intestine meridians entered.


Clear heat and eliminate dampness, disperse stasis and alleviate pain, stop bleeding and astringe wound.


Dysentery, traumatic bleeding, unhealing ulcer, sores and boils, edema, eczema, enteritis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.