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Hong Kong Kumquat

Hong Kong Kumquat

Garcinia Multiflora, SHAN ZHU ZI

 

THE Hong Kong Kumquat, shan zhu zi (mountain bamboo) is also called shan ju zi (mountain tangerine) and zhu ju zi (bamboo tangerine).

 

It is an evergreen tree or tall shrub, growing to a height of 3-7 meters. The fruit is ball shaped, with a diameter of 35mm. The skin is smooth and yellow-green in color.

 

The fruit ripens in the summer. The flesh is pale yellow, soft, contains abundant juice and has a slightly fragrant perfume. The flavor is sour-sweet, its nature is cool

 

The fruit invigorates the spleen and stomach, lessens inflammation and is astringent. It contains flavone, tannin, gum, acid matter, etc.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

1. INDIGESTION ; CHEST AND STOMACH SWOLLEN AND PAINFUL. Eat 9-15 grams of fresh fruit. Repeat 4 hours later if necessary.

 

2. GINGIVITIS, BLEEDING GUMS; BLEEDING HAEMORRHOIDS. Take 6-9 grams of fresh fruit and crush. Pour on a cup of hot boiled water, then strain through gauze to obtain the juice. add some sugar to sweeten it and drink this in the morning, and the same amount in the evening.

 

3. MOUTH INFLAMED; STOMATITUS; PERIODONTITIS. Take 12-15 grams of fresh or dried fruit, crush and simmer in water. Strain to obtain the liquid and use this as a gargle several times a day.

 

4. ECZEMA OF THE SCROTUM; ULCERS ON LOWER LIMBS. Take 500 grams of fresh fruit, crush and simmer in water. use this to wash the affected parts.

 

5. DERMATITIS; PADDY FIELD DERMATITUS. Rub the affected place, and the lower limbs, with an ointment made from the fruit.

 

6. BURNS, SCALDS. Take 500-1000 grams of fried fruit and crush, then simmer in water for an hour. Strain off and obtain the liquid. Add some sugar to this and simmer until it becomes a thin syrup. Lightly apply this to the affected place.

 

PREPARATION

 

SHAN ZHU OINTMENT. Take 500 grams of fresh fruit or 250 grams of dried fruit, crush and simmer in water for one hour. Strain and obtain the liquid. Add some sugar and simmer again until the liquid becomes like thin syrup. Remove from the heat. Add an equal quantity of petroleum jelly to make a soft ointment suitable for external use.

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