Medicinal Evodia Fruit

Source Evodia Fruit is the nearly matured fruit of Evodia rutaecarpa (Juss.) Benth., (Fam. Rutaceae.)

Producing Areas Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Zhejiang and Sichuan, etc.

Properties Spicy, Bitter, Hot, Slightly Toxic

Channels Kidney, Spleen, Stomach, Liver


  • Disperses the depressed liver energy and alleviates mental depression, expels cold and alleviates pain, lowers the adverse rising energy and stops vomiting
    For liver-cold syndrome involving colic or abdominal pain and parietal headache.
  • For liver fire invading the stomach
    Treats symptoms of vomiting and acid regurgitation, distending pain in the chest and hypochondrium, and sore and dry throat.
  • Treats stomach-cold syndrome
    Used for stomachache, with vomiting of foam-like sputum and acid regurgitation.
  • Treats pain in arthralgia of the foot joints
    Used for cold-dampness with numb and stiff lower legs, and abdominal distension.
  • Treats deficiency-cold of spleen and kidney
    Used for morning diarrhoea with abdominal pain, cold limbs and poor appetite.
  • Alleviates dampness
    For pruritus vulvae and eczema.
  • Lowers blood pressure
    For hypertension, aphthae and infantile indigestion. Also used with Fructus Piperis Nigri for abdominal distension and intestinal paralysis.

Usage and Dosage
1.5-4.5 g is used in decoction for oral use.
Also for external use.

It easily loses its fragrance and secretes oil. Keep in a cool and dry place and protect from heat.

Contraindicated in the patient with heat due to yin-deficiency and excessive blood-heat.
Use with caution for pregnant women.
It is not suitable to be taken excessively or over prolonged period.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is small, full-grained and compact, green in colour and strongly aromatic.