Beautiful Sweetgum Fruit

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.