Latin name: Styphnolobium japonicum
Chinese name: chuan lian zi
Other names: Chinese scholar, Japanese pagoda tree, Sichuan pagoda tree fruit
What is Pagoda Tree Fruit?
Pagoda tree fruit is the fruit of a shrub native to Eastern China and Japan. It is a popular ornamental tree in Europe, North America, and South Africa, as the tree’s white flowers make it a prized decoration. The pagoda tree is often used in bonsai gardening.
What are the health benefits of Pagoda Tree Fruit?
Pagoda tree fruit has anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, diuretic, and tonic qualities. Its antifungal properties are used to treat yeast overgrowth and its antiparasitic properties are used to stop abdominal pain from intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. Pagoda tree fruit is used as an anti-inflammatory for red eyes, irritability, temper, insomnia, and other conditions in need of cooling properties. It is also used to promote urination, treat rosacea, and treat dysentery. When applied externally to the scalp, pagoda tree fruit is used to treat fungal infections and dandruff.
Where can I find Pagoda Tree Fruit?
Pagoda tree fruit can be found online, in herbal specialty shops, at Asian markets, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.
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