Bamboo Leaf ( 淡竹叶 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Dan Zhu Ye
of Plant Used
Stem and leaves
Heart, Stomach, Bladder, Small Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat urinary-tract infections with burning
and redness (TCM: damp heat), especially where there are symptoms of mouth
and tongue sores with hot, swollen gums (TCM: heat in Stomach and Heart channels);
also used with symptoms of bronchitis, expectoraton of blood, insomnia, or
Usages and Functions
Clears heat and lessens irritability; promotes urination and clears damp
heat; releases exterior and disperses wind heat.
Formulas Used In
Lonicera and Forsythia.
Use with caution during pregnancy.
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