Plant and Herbs

Fructus Crotonis for Body

Fructus Crotonis is a Chinese herb commonly known as Croton Seed and Croton Fruit. It is the mature fruit of Croton tiglium L and is used in traditional medicine all around Asia.

What are the benefits of Fructus Crotonis?

  • It is used in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases including abdominal pain, peptic ulcer, constipation, and intestinal inflammation.
  • It may help with food stagnation and abdominal masses
  • It may help to reduce edema.
  • It promotes the healing of abscesses and ulcers.
  • It helps with phlegm and improves the condition of the throat
  • It may stop diarrhea
  • It may inhibit the growth of cancer cells

Who should not use Fructus Crotonis?

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated during breastfeeding.
  • Contraindicated for weak patients.
  • Use with extreme caution as It can be fatal.
  • Make sure to not take this herb with hot liquids.
  • Avoid direct contact with the skin.

Important Note:

There is not much scientific evidence saying that Fructus Crotonis can help with the above-mentioned benefits and medical conditions. Always consult a doctor before using herbs or any plant extracts.