Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves)

Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves)

Herb 1 of 14 in Herbs that Drain Fire

Cold Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri Gracilis)
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Herba Lophatheri Gracilis
Tone Marks:
dàn zhú yè
Bland Bamboo Leaves
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Heat, Calms the Spirit, and Relieves Thirst
    For heat conditions with irritability. Also used for stomach heat causing thirst, and for heat in the Heart and stomach channels causing mouth sores and swollen gums.
  • Clears Damp-Heat and Promotes Urination
    For acute, scanty, and painful urination. Also used for heat in the small intestine channel giving rise to dysuria, irritability, and a dark red tip on the tongue.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-9 grams.
  • Part used: leaves.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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