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Zhu Ru (Bamboo Shavings)

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Slightly Cold Zhu Ru (Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam)
Channels:
GB, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam
Chinese:
竹茹
Tone Marks:
zhú rù

Actions

  • Clears Heat and Transforms Phlegm
    For cough with thick, yellow, viscous sputum, along with stifling sensation in the chest, or coughing up blood due to Lung heat. For irritability, insomnia nausea, chest congestion, hypochondriac distention and a bitter taste the mouth with profuse phlegm due to Gallbladder fire and Phlegm.
  • Stops Vomiting and Clears heat
    Very effective for morning sickness, nausea, acid regurgitation, and vomiting with a bitter or sour taste and bad breath due to Stomach Heat of Excess or Deficiency

Contraindications and Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 6-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 4.5-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: