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Herb Information
Name: Gardenia fruit
Biological Name: Gardeniae jasminoidis

Rubiaceae

Other Names: Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia fruit, Zhi zi
Parts Used: Fruit
Remedies For

Cholagogue, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, blood circulation promoter.

Purges heat, disperses fire, dispels damp heat, cools blood, resolves bruises. Gardenia fruit is used for fever with irritability or restlessness and urinary tract infections. It is effective for any bleeding in the mucous membranes, such as the nasal passages, the bowels, or the urinary tract. For bleeding, the ashes of the calcined herb are most effective; a teaspoon is taken internally at intervals or applied externally.

Dosage: 3-12 grams
Safety: Gardenia fruit should not be used by those who have diarrhea.

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