Shan Zhi Zi (Chao) (Fructus Gardeniae)
Properties: bitter, cold
Channels: Heart, Liver, Lungs, Stomach, San Jiao
Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also relieves constrained heat, drains heat down through the San Jiao and out through the urine. Can resolve dampness, cool blood and stop bleeding.
Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form which is better for cooling blood and stopping bleeding. If raw is desired please select Shan Zhi Zi (Raw) from the herbs list.