Source Sweetgum Fruit is the dried ripe infrutescences of Liquidambar formosana Hance (Fam. Hamaelidaceae)
Producing Areas Most parts of China
Properties Bitter, Neutral
Channels Liver, Kidney
- Moves qi and blood, opens Channels, opens “middle burner”
Excellent for pain in lower back, knees and extremities.
Treats epigastric pain, abdominal pain, irregular menses, and scanty menses.
- For traumatic injuries, with clots and swelling
- Promotes urination, expels wind, treats allergies
For dysuria and edema, nasal congestion, painful obstruction.
- Aids in lactation and relieves pain associated with breast engorgement
Relieves skin and nasal allergies, including urticaria, allergic rhinitis, and general itch
Usage and Dosage
5–9 g is used in decoction for oral use.
Also for external use.
Keep in a dry place.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is big in size, yellow in colour, and without sediments and other impurities.