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He Ye (Lotus Leaf)

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Neutral He Ye (Folium Nelumbinis Nuciferae)
Bitter, Slightly Sweet, Neutral
Folium Nelumbinis Nuciferae
Tone Marks:
hè yè


  • 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

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


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


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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: