Common Carpesium Fruit

Common Carpesium Fruit is the dried ripe fruit of Carpesium abrotanoides L. (Fam. Compositae).

Action: To kill worms.

Indications: Ascarisis, oxyuriasis, taeniasis; abdominal pain or infantile malnutrition due to intestinal parasitosis.

The whole plant is alterative antiscorbutic astringent depurative discutient emetic expectorant febrifuge laxative and vulnerary. A decoction is used in the treatment of bronchitis tonsillitis boils and ulcers and snakebites. The stem juice is used to treat insect bites. This juice is also a very effective remedy for sore throat. A decoction of the fruit is vermifuge. The seed is antiphlogistic diuretic laxative pectoral and vermifuge. The seeds are used to expel round worms tapeworms and pin worms. A 20% concentrate of seed decoction cured 69% of children with worms and effected an improvement in another 19%. The root is diuretic and vermifuge. This is 2’s nitrogen-flushed vacuum pack. Plum Flower is one of the most distinguished herb houses in the world. Sulfur Free Chlorine Free Aluminum Phosphate Free. Sulfites are used to give herbs the appearance of freshness. As with dried fruit unsulfured herbs look different than those that are adulterated with preservatives. Herbs that are preservative free are more natural looking and are generally darker. The brightness of the herbs may be appealing but it indicates the presence of harmful additives. Despite their appearance unsulfured herbs are more fresh and safer than regular commercially available products. The use of sulfur chlorine and aluminum phosphate was made unnecessary through the establishment of Plum Flower processing stations in China. Herb harvesters slice and process the herbs fresh avoiding the need to rehydrate dried herbs later to process. This first step is crucial as rehydration leads to decomposition and thus the need for preservatives. The herbs are then packed and the packages vacuum-packed injected with nitrogen and sealed. The nitrogen process combined with the lack of sulfur treatment inhibits the growth of anaerobic organisms resulting in safer higher quality herbs. After opening store in a cool dry place. The facilities in Lanzhou and Guang Zhou China scientifically test each batch of herbs before during and after the processing to make sure that all the active ingredients are present. Herbs are also tested to ensure that the formulas surpass all FDA guidelines regarding heavy metals. Those herbs exported to the U.S. are voluntarily submitted to the FDA for approval. Finally batches are regularly sent out for quality control testing in third-party labs to double-ensure that Plum Flower products are 100% free of pharmaceuticals preservatives and dyes. The Lanzhou and Guang Zhou factories are so clean they are certified by the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (GMP). These standards surpass any of the FDA and are considered the highest for any government agency in the world.

Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Carpesii

Botanical Name: Carpesium abrotanoides L. Daucus caroto L.

Common Name: Carpesium fruit

Source of Earliest Record: Xinxiu Bencao

Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The fruit is gathered in August or September and dried in the sun.

Properties and Taste: Bitter, pungent, neutral and slightly toxic

Meridians: Spleen and stomach

Functions: To kill parasites

Indications and Combinations: Parasites in the intestines, including roundworm, pinworm and tapeworm. *Use with Quisqualis fruit (Shijunzi) and Areca seed (Binglang).