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Wild wampee, huang pi guo

Wild Wampee

Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels,

CHINESE WAMPEE, HUANG PI GUO

 

The wild wampee, huang pi guo, is also called you pi (oil skin) and you mei (oil plum). The tree can grow to about ten meters, and the leaves have a fragrant perfume, and are studded with many small yellow translucent spots containing oil.

The fruit is ball-shaped with a diameter of 15-20 mm, the skin insipid yellow or dull red color and covered with fine hairs. It has a fragrant perfume. The flesh is pulpy, the flavor sweet or sour-sweet. The seed is flat, egg shaped and yellow-green.

The fruit ripens at the end of summer. Its nature is slightly warm. Its virtue is that it can invigorate the spleen and stomach, lessen phlegm and stop coughing. The flavor of the stone is bitter and pungent, its nature slightly warm. It helps regulate the flow of vital energy and eases pain.

The fruit contains carbohydrate, vitamin C, organic acid, etc. The skin contains volatile oil. The seed contains fat, oil, etc.

APPLICATIONS
1. INDIGESTION, WITH CHEST AND STOMACH SWOLLEN. Take 30 grams of fresh fruit, wash clean, discard stones and eat. Alternatively take 15 grams of fruit skins, steam in water and serve. Do this twice if necessary.

2. ASTHMA COUGH WITH DRY THROAT AND THIN SPUTUM. Take 15 grams of fruit skin and 2 slices of ginger. Add water and steam till cooked, then serve. Do this twice a day.


3. PREVENTIVE MEASURES DURING EPIDEMICS OF COLDS. Take 15-30 grams of fruit skin and 5-10 eucalyptus leaves. Add water and steam for some time. Drink this liquid every day for a week.

4. PREVENTION OF MALARIA. Take 30 grams of fruit skin, add water and steam. In areas where malaria is prevalent, and during the season, take some of this liquid daily.

5. PREVENTATIVE MEASURES DURING EPIDEMICS OF COLDS AND MALARIA. Take 9-15 grams of fruit skin, add water and steam, then drink the liquid. Do this three times a day and continue this for 3-7 days.

6. STOMACH PAIN. Take 9-15 grams .of the fruit stones, smash them up and steam in water for some time. Take the liquid in the course of one day in 3 doses.

7. HERNIA, PAIN. Take 15 grams of fruit stone, 9 grams of longan stones, 9 grams of orange pips and 9 grams of dried orange peel. Add 30 grams of rice wine* and steam till cooked. Drink all of this liquid. Do this 3 times a day.
(* Japanese sake can be used. Ed.)

 

8.RHEUMATISM, PAIN. Take 6-9 grams of fruit stone, crush, add some rice wine* and serve. (* Japanese sake can be used. Ed.)

 

PREPARATION

The stones are collected, washed clean and dried in the sun. They are then ready to use in traditional medicine.

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