Chinese Herb: Zi Su Ye (Perilla Leaf), Perillae Folium

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Chinese Herb: Zi Su Ye (Perilla Leaf), Perillae Folium

Herb 16 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Zi Su Ye (Perillae Folium)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Perillae Folium
Chinese:
紫苏叶
Tone Marks:
zĭ sū yè

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Releases the Exterior and Disperses Wind-Cold
    For cold invasion with symptoms of chills, fever, headache, nasal congestion, and cough.
  • Promotes the Movement of Qi in the Middle Jiao
    For nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite. Also used in pregnancy to calm restless fetus or for morning sickness.
  • Used either alone or with other herbs to counteract seafood poisoning.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use for exterior deficiency patterns or for Damp Heat.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams. Do not overcook.
  • Part used: leaf.

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.