Cape Jasmine Fruit – Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae)

zhiziSource: Zhi Zi the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis car. Radicans (Thumb.) Makino, family Rubiaceae.

Function: Zhi Zi purges excessive fire to relieve irritability, clears heat and removes dampness. Zhi Zi cools the blood and removes toxins. It also subsides swelling to alleviate pain.

Application: Zhi Zi is used for irritability, high fever and jaundice. Zhi Zi can also be used for coughing of blood, nose bleeds and blood in the urine caused by blood heat.