Bamboo Leaf ( 淡竹叶 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Dan Zhu Ye
Common English Name
Part 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 convulsions.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Clears heat and lessens irritability; promotes urination and clears damp heat; releases exterior and disperses wind heat.
Common Formulas Used In
Lonicera and Forsythia.
Cautions in Use
Use with caution during pregnancy.
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