Wu Bei Zi


Wu Bei Zi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Wu Bei Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: nut galls, Chinese nut galls
Pharmacuetical Name: Galla Chinensis
Properties: salty, sour, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, LI, KD

Flavors: salty, sour

Special Properties:
eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Contains leakage of LU qi; stops cough (chronic cough due to LU deficiency)
  • Binds up large intestine; stops diarrhea (chronic diarrhea, dysenteric disorders, chronic blood in stool, postpartum uterine prolapse, rectal prolapse)
  • Consolidates and Restrains (wide variety of leakages: nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, excessive sweat, bleeding, gum bleeding)
  • Absorbs moisture, reduces toxic swelling (topically as a powder or wash for sores,carbuncles, toxic swellings, damp ulcerated skin; scar tissue; hemorrhoids ringworm)
  • (cc: cough due to external wind cold or excess heat in LU)
  • (cc: dysenteric diarrhea due to damp heat)
  • (note: Must CRUSH before decocting)

    Special Notes:
  • Wu Bei Zi can interfere with absorption of drugs, so it is advisable to separate the herbs and the drug intake by at least 2 hours.