Causena indica (Dalz.) Olic,
WHAMPLE, SHAN HUANG PI
The wampi, shan huang pi
(mountain yellow skin) is also called ye huang pi (wild yellow skin) and
qing huang pi (green-yellow skin).
It is an evergreen shrub or small
tree. Its leaves have a distinctive fragrance. The round fruit have a
diameter of about 10mm. The skin is smooth, thin and flexible, pale or mid
green and with a fragrant perfume.
The fruit ripens in the summer,
when it becomes semi-translucent. The flavor of the fleshy pulp is sweet and
astringent, and it contains green seeds. it is neutral in nature, promotes
digestion and strengthens the stomach.
The flavor of the skin is bitter
and pungent, its nature warm. It helps regulate the flow of vital energy and
invigorates the spleen.
The fruit seed flavor is bitter
and pungent, its nature warm. It promotes the flow of energy and alleviates
The fruit contains carbohydrates,
vitamin C and organic acids. the skin contains volatile oils, flavone
1. INDIGESTION; CHEST AND STOMACH
SWOLLEN AND PAINFUL. Take 30 grams of fresh fruit and discard the peel and
stone. Eat this in the morning and the same amount in the evening.
2. COMMON COLD CAUSING DIZZINESS
AND BLOCKED NOSE. Take 15 grams of fruit skin and an appropriate amount of
sugar. Pour boiling water over this and let it soak for ten minutes. Drink
the liquid, including the skins. Do this three times a day.
3. ILLNESS CAUSED BY WIND AND
COLD; STUFFY FEELING IN THE CHEST WITH VOMITING; CAR SICKNESS; SEA SICKNESS.
Take 15-30 grams of candied peel slowly chew and swallow.
4. HERNIA PAIN. Take 15 grams of
dried fruit and 15 grams of fruit stones and crush. Add 30-60 grams of
rice wine*, warm the mixture and serve.
Alternatively use half water and half wine, steam in a sealed container and
serve. take this amount twice a day.
5. SPRAINS. Take an appropriate
amount of fresh fruit, including the skin and stones, and crush, then apply
to the affected place.
6. SKIN RASH; PRURITUS. Take an
appropriate amount of fresh fruit and crush, including the skin and stones.
Simmer in water and use the liquid to wash the affected place.
CANDIED SKIN. Boil some sugar
until it has melted and add an appropriate amount of fresh fruit skin.
Sufferers from hyperacidity or
ulcers should avoid eating the fresh fruit.
WINE. In China rice wine is commonly made by fermenting cooked
glutinous rice in water. Japanese sake, which si rice wine, is readily
available in the west and may be used wherever rice wine is called for.
MAKING RICE WINE
1. Soak the glutinous rice in
water for 12 hours.
2. Steam in a sealed container
3. Add water and yeast.
4. Keep in a warm place until it