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Pi Pa Ye (Loquat Leaf)

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Cool Pi Pa Ye (Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae)
Bitter, Cool
Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae
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pí pa yè


  • Transforms Phlegm, Stops Cough, Clears Lung Heat, Descends Lung Qi
    For cough or wheeze with yellow, copious sputum, bitter taste, and dry mouth due to Lung Heat. For dry cough with dry mouth and red tongue due to Dryness or Heat
  • Harmonizes the Stomach, Clears Stomach Heat, Descends Stomach Qi
    For nausea and vomiting with sour smell, acid regurgitation and thirst, hiccups and belching due to Stomach Heat or Rebellious Stomach Qi

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use for cough due to Cold
  • Do not use in cases with nausea or vomiting due to Stomach Cold

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • The hair like fuzz on the fresh leaves may be irritating to the mucosa and cause coughing, edema and larynx spasms. The fresh herb should be scrubbed or wrapped in cheesecloth


  • 10-15 grams dried in decoction, 15-30 grams fresh, wrapped in cheesecloth (Chen)
  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: