Chinese Herb: Zhu Ru (Bamboo Shavings), Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam

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Chinese Herb: Zhu Ru (Bamboo Shavings), Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam

Herb 19 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

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

Chinese Herb 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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.