Chinese Herb: He Ye (Lotus Leaf), Folium Nelumbinis Nuciferae
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Chinese Herb: He Ye (Lotus Leaf), Folium Nelumbinis Nuciferae

Herb 2 of 7 in Herbs that Clear and Relieve Summerheat

Neutral He Ye (Folium Nelumbinis Nuciferae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Folium Nelumbinis Nuciferae
Chinese:
荷叶
Tone Marks:
hè yè

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Relieves Summerheat
    For excessive sweating, fever, and irritability due to Summerheat.
  • Raises the Clear Yang of the Spleen
    Especially effective in treating diarrhea due to Summerheat, Spleen deficiency, or in recovering from Summerheat.
  • Stops Bleeding
    For bleeding in the Lower Jiao from heat or stagnation, and for vomiting Blood.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution when bleeding is due to cold from deficiency. This herb may counteract Sclerotium Poriae Cocos (fu ling).

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 9-15 grams, up to 30 grams if used alone or in a small formula.
  • Part used: leaf.

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Used fresh to stop bleeding as a compress or wash.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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