||Chinaberry, Bead Tree
||N India and China
||Well-drained to dry soil in sun. Tolerates very dry, coastal sites in warm areas.
||By seed sown at 13-18°C (55-64°F) in spring; softwood cuttings in summer.
||Leaves are collected during the growing season, bark and root bark at any time, and fruits in autumn; all parts are used fresh or dried in decoctions, ointments, and pills.
Is a multistemmed, umbrella-like tree, less hardy than the species. It comes true from seed and is weedy in some areas.
Width: 12m (40ft)
||Leaves, bark, root bark, fruits.
||A bitter, irritant herb that has anti-parasitic and anti-fungal effects.
||Internally for intestinal worms and candidiasis. Usually combined with Glycyrrhiza glaba (See, Licorice to reduce toxicity for internal use. Externally for vaginal infections and skin diseases.
||Excess causes diarrhea, vomiting, and symptoms of narcotic poisoning.
For use by qualified practitioners only.
||Encylopedia of Herbs by Deni Brown Copyright ©: 1995, 2001 Dorling Kindersley Limited pg 274.