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Sichuan Pepper Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Sichuan Pepper
Glycemic Index / Load
Chinese Prickly Ash
Botanical Name
Zanthoxylum Bungeanum
Chinese Name
Hua Jiao

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Sichuan Pepper Cures


Action of Sichuan Pepper

Nutrients in Sichuan Pepper

Taste of
Sichuan Pepper

Nature of
Sichuan Pepper


Parts Used


Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Sichuan Pepper

Avoid it during Pregnancy.
It is slightly toxic.
Avoid in case of excess heat.
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Chinese Prickly Ash is a tree.
It is perennial.
It belongs to the Citrus/Rue family.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 7 M.
Best used for Asthma.

In TCM :
Chinese Prickly Ash : Hua Jiao
Chinese Prickly Ash Seed : Jiao Mu
Meridians associated : Spleen, Kidney and Stomach


Grown In

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Materia Medica for Sichuan Pepper

Sichuan Pepper General

Methods of Administration. How to take
Take 3 to 6 grams of dried Chinese Prickly Ash Peel and pour it in one cup of boiling water. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Strain and drink it lukewarm, 2 times a day.
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