Wu Mei 烏梅 mume fruit Mume Fructus

  • This smoked plum is famous for its anti-parasitic functions. In fact, it has been used for this very purpose since at least the year 200.
  • One ancient doctor wrote that Wu Mei’s sour taste causes parasites to hide. Since then, we’ve come to refer to this action as calming the parasites. It makes them stop moving essentially. Some say that it also causes them to relax their grip on tissues so they can be completely purged.