Lu Lu Tong (Fructus Liquidambaris) is the dried fruit of Liquidambar formosana Hance. It is mainly produce in Yunan and Sichuan provinces. The medicinal material is collected in winter when the fruit is ripe. Impurities are removed and it is then dried for use.
Category: Blood regulating – Blood invigorating.
Common Name: Liquidambar Fruit; Sweetgum Fruit.
Channels Entered: Liver, Stomach and Kidney.
Indications: Clinical indications for use include:
- Wind-Damp painful obstruction (Bi) syndrome manifesting as pain and stiffness of the lower back and knees.
- Epigastric pain and abdominal distention with irregular, scanty menstruation.
- Nasal congestion with painful obstruction.
- Oedema with difficulty urinating.
Dosage: 4 – 9g