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Fan Xie Ye (Senna Leaf)

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Cold Fan Xie Ye (Folium Sennae)
Channels:
LI.
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Folium Sennae
Chinese:
番泻叶
Tone Marks:
fān xiè yè
Translation:
Purgative Leaf of the Foreigners

Actions

  • Eliminates Heat and Stagnation by Draining Downward
    For constipation from heat accumulating in the intestines with abdominal fullness. Especially useful in treating habitual constipation.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during menstruation, pregnancy, or lactation. Also contraindicated in patients with a weak constitution. Use with extreme caution and in very small dosages for patients with chronic constipation. Large dosages may result in nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

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

Dosage

  • 3-9 grams. 1.5-3 grams when steeped alone in tea. Do not cook for more than 15 minutes.
  • Part used: leaf.
 

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