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Da Qing Ye (Indigo or Woad Leaf)

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Cold Da Qing Ye (Folium Daqingye)
Bitter, Very Cold
Folium Daqingye
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dài qīng yè
Big Green Leaf


  • Reduces Heat and Relieves Toxicity
    For any type of febrile disease, especially for epidemic and contagious diseases, such as influenza, meningitis, and pneumonia. This herb clears toxins in any part of the body, with an affinity for treating the Lungs and the throat.
  • Cools the Blood and Reduces Skin Macula
    For skin eruptions and blotches from severe heat in the Blood.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Caution in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.


  • 9-30 grams.
  • Part used: leaves.


  • The root of this plant is Radix Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi (ban lan gen), and a natural indigo dye can be prepared from the leaves, Indigo Pulverata Levis (qing dai).
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