Bitter, cold and slightly toxic
Liver, stomach, small intestine and urinary bladde
To regulate qi and stop pain
1. Qi stagnation in the liver and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and pain. Sichuan chinaberry (Chuan Lian Zi) is used with Corydalis tuber (Yan Hu Suo) in the formula Jinlingzi San.2. Hernia with painful swelling of testicles or scrotum. Sichuan chinaberry (Chuanlianzi) is used with Fennel Fruit (Xiao Hui Xiang). Costus root (Mu Xiang) and Evodia fruit (Wu Zhu Yu) in the formula Daoqi Tang.
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency and cold in the stomach and spleen.