Bamboo Juice (Zhuli)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Saccus Bambusae in Taeniam|
|Botanical Name:||Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis Stapf.
Bambusa tuldoides Munro
Sinocalamus breecheyanus (Munro) McClure var. pubescens P. F. Li
|Common Name:||Bamboo juice|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The bamboo juice is collected after the green bamboo has been burned.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and cold|
|Meridian:||Lung and stomach|
|Functions:||To clear heat and resolve phlegm|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Phlegm-heat cough manifested as cough with thick, yellow sputum and chest pain.
*Use with Loquat leaf (Pipaye) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou).
2. Windstroke due to heart misted by phlegm, epilepsy or manic psychosis.
*Use with Ginger juice (Jiangzhi).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated for cough caused by cold and in cases with diarrhea caused by spleen deficiency.|