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1. What is He Shi?
    1.1 Morphological characteristics of He Shi
    1.2 Chemical composition of He Shi
2. Cultivation techniques of He Shi
    2.1 He Shi herb
3. He Shi TCM
    3.1 Heshi traditional Chinese medicine
4. Identifying medications of He Shi
    4.1 He shi, South Heshi, South China He Shi vs. Northeast He Shi
    4.2 He Shi vs. He Shi Feng
5. Application of He Shi
6. How to buy He Shi?

What is He Shi?

He Shi is the name of Chinese medicine. It is the dried mature fruit of Carpesium abrotanoides L., a plant of the Asteraceae family. It is harvested in autumn when the fruit is ripe, dried in the sun, and the impurities are removed.

Morphological characteristics of He Shi

He Shi is a perennial herb, 50-100 cm tall. stem erect, much branched distally, densely pubescent, subglabrous proximally. Leaves alternate; lower leaves broadly elliptic or oblong, 10-15cm long, 5-8cm wide, apex pointed or obtuse, base narrowed into winged petiole, margin irregularly serrate or entire, adnate with short hairs above, pubescent and glandular dots below, upper leaves tapering, oblong, sessile. Heads numerous, axillary along stem branches, shortly pedicellate or nearly sessile, 6-8 mm in diameter, flat or tipped pendulous; involucres campaniform-globose, involucral bracts in 3 layers, outer layer very short, ovate, apex pointed, pubescent, middle and inner layers oblong, apex rounded, glabrous; flowers yellow, outer female corolla filiform, 3-5-toothed with a short beak at apex, glandular punctate, without crown hairs. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

Chemical composition of He Shi

The fruits of He Shi contain flavonoids such as alizarin, apigenin, guaifenesin, kaempferol, tennenolide ketone, hesperidin one, hesperidin lactone, palmitic acid, quercetin, etc. It also contains volatile oil. The oil contains about 50 kinds of components, mainly 8-juniperene and calamusene, which together account for 43.12%.

Cultivation techniques of He Shi

He Shi herb

Growing environment

He Shi grows on mountain slopes, roadsides, or lawns.

Growth habit

He Shi prefers warm and humid climates and shady environments and can be cultivated in mountainous areas and plains.

Propagation method

Heshi is propagated by seed.

The mature seeds are collected in September-October and sown in March-April in spring, in strips, with the soil covered only by the seeds, and watered to keep the soil moist.

Species characteristics

He Shi is easy to insects and mold, the growth period of 1 year, digging (picking) processing are time-consuming, and the wild main supply.

Harvesting and storage

In September-October, the above-ground parts of Heshi fruits are cut when they are ripe, dried in the sun, beaten off, and purified.

Physiological properties

He Shi herb is cylindrical, tiny, 3-4mm long, and less than 1mm in diameter. The surface is yellow-brown or dark brown, with many longitudinal ribs. The tip is contracted and beak-like, the apex expands into a gray-white ring; the base is slightly pointed, with traces of birth. Pericarp thin, fibrous, testa phenanthrene transparent, cotyledons 2, whitish, slightly oily. The odor is peculiar and the taste is slightly bitter.

He Shi TCM


Heshi traditional Chinese medicine

He Shi benefits

Killing worms and eliminating accumulation. He Shi is used to treating roundworm disease and dawnworm disease.

a. He Shi has a significant roundworm-repellent effect.

b. Heshi contains enterolactone which can make the nerves turn into inhibition after a short period of excitation, and the muscles of the limbs relax and become anesthetized.

Usage and dosage

Heshi is mostly used internally in pills and dispersal; decoction, 5-10g.


He Shi is toxic; prohibited for pregnant women.

He Shi has minor toxicity. Therapeutic doses may cause varying degrees of dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other reactions, which can generally resolve on their own. Excessive doses can cause poisoning, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness of the limbs, heavy paroxysmal convulsions, and the need for timely symptomatic treatment.

Clinical applications

Pharmacological effects
All 4 kinds of He Shi have a roundworm-repellent effect. South He Shi is stronger than North He Shi; 5 drops of 1% tincture of Tename sperm were added to 25ml of saline, kept at 37℃, and put into a dog tapeworm, resulting in death in 1-2 minutes. Tianming sperm lactone can make mice turn into inhibition after a short period of excitement, and the muscles of the limbs relax and become anesthetized; the ethanol and water extracts of wild carrot seeds have anti-fertility effects on female rats; the volatile oil of the seeds has various effects on mice such as anti-laying, anti-early pregnancy, mid-term induction of labor and late induction of labor.
Treatment of hookworm disease
Take 3 taels of He Shi, wash it and decoct it twice, mix and concentrate the liquid to 60ml (each 10ml is equivalent to 5 money of the original raw medicine), filter it, add a small amount of sugar to taste, adults take 30ml every night before bedtime and take it for two nights. Children and the elderly and frail people discretion. Fifty-seven cases were observed, and the large box was rechecked 15 days after treatment. 45 cases were negative for hookworm eggs and 12 cases were positive, with a negative rate of 79%. Before treatment combined with Ascaris lumbricoides infection in 31 cases, after treatment, and re-examination of the stool, the results of 19 cases of Ascaris lumbricoides eggs were negative. This indicates that crane lice also have the effect of roundworm repelling. A few cases had slight dizziness, nausea, tinnitus, abdominal pain, and other reactions a few hours or the next day after taking the drug, which could disappear on their own.

Part of the medicine

The medicinal part of Heshi is the dried, ripe fruit of the plant.

Identifying medications of He Shi

He shi, South Heshi, South China He Shi vs. Northeast He Shi

He Shi specializes in killing worms, and is effective against Ascaris, pinworms, hookworms, and tapeworm-induced abdominal pain; He Shi is derived from the fruit of wild carrot, Umbelliferae, and has poppy alkali-like effects and hookworm-killing effects; He Shi is derived from the fruit of the Umbelliferae and contains the volatile oil of 1.4%, the volatile oil mainly contains wickerene and wickerene, and its clinical pharmacological effects are to be studied; He Shi is derived from the fruit of Compositae, and has in vitro effects against earthworms, pig tapeworms, and leeches. The fruit of the Northeastern crane louse (also known as Lai Mao Zi) has been used to kill earthworms, pig tapeworms, and leeches in the test tube. The latter three are poor local use, clinical effects to be studied, and development value.

He Shi vs. He Shi Feng

He Shi is bitter, pungent, mildly cold, and slightly poisonous, belongs to the spleen and stomach meridian, functions to dry dampness, kills worms, clears heat and detoxifies, and strengthens the spleen and stomach. Mainly used to treat worm accumulation abdominal pain, vaginal trichomonas, diarrhea, dysentery, sore throat, ulcerated carbuncle, etc. He Shi Feng is the whole herb of the wild carrot of the Umbelliferae family, and its fruit (southern crane lice) is also used as medicine. He shi feng is bitter and slightly sweet, cold in nature, and has a small poison. Classified Herbs and Medicinal Properties" cloud "kill insects, detoxify smoke, reduce swelling, and eliminate gas, and phlegm function". "It treats women's dryness and itchy rashes. It is effective in killing earthworms, pig tapeworms, and leeches, and its clinical application has yet to be studied.

Application of He Shi

He Shi is a double-hanging fruit, ellipsoidal, much split into split fruit, split fruit 3-4mm long, 1.5-2.5mm wide, surface light greenish brown or brownish yellow, taste bitter, pungent.

Heshi needs to be cut in autumn when the fruit is ripe, dried in the sun, beaten off the fruit, remove impurities, and then ready for use. Most of the water is decoction for internal use or ground into a powder to make pills, bulk can also be decocted soup enema for external use.

Formulas of He Shi

a. For the treatment of roundworm disease, tapeworm disease, and winding worm disease. 6 grams of crane lice. Grind and take with water.

b. Treatment of hookworm disease. Crane lice 45 grams, the thick decoction of two (times) juice combined, add sugar to taste, the night before bedtime to take, even 2 doses.

c. Treating abdominal pain from insect accumulation. 9 grams of crane lice, 15 grams each of pumpkin seeds, and betel nut. Take with water decoction.

d. Treatment of pinworm disease anal itch. 15 grams each of crane lice, pepper, and white fresh bark, and 9 grams of neem root bark. Water decoction, while hot fumigation or sitz bath.

e. Treatment of pubic itch. 6g of crane lice. Decoction of water to fumigate the pubic area.

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