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Zhu Li (Dried Bamboo Sap)

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Cold Zhu Li (Bambusae Succus)
Channels:
HT, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Very Cold
Latin:
Bambusae Succus
Chinese:
竹沥
Tone Marks:
zhú lì

Actions

  • Clears Heat, Transforms Phlegm
    One of the most important phlegm dispelling herbs often used for epilepsy, stroke, aphasia, paralysis, sudden unconsciousness, clenched jaws, difficulty with speech, infantile convulsions, meningitis, and fainting due to phlegm obstructing the heart
  • Stops Cough
    For cough with yellow, viscous sputum, chest congestion and a stifling sensation

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of cough due to cold
  • Do not use in cases with loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 30-50 grams in decoction, dissolved immediately prior to ingestion (Chen)
  • 30-60 grams in decoction (Bensky)