Shi Jun Zi (Fructus Quisqualis)
Properties: sweet, warm
Channels: Spleen, Stomach
Key Characteristics: Kills parasites (especially roundworms and pinworms). Treats childhood nutritional impairment.
Additional Notes: Instruct the patient NOT to drink hot tea when taking this herb, as it increases the chance of abdominal discomfort, hiccup, nausea and diarrhea. (If these symptoms do appear, they will go away by themselves after a few hours).