Bamboo Leaf (Zhuye)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Folium bambusae|
|Botanical Name:||Phyllostachy nigra (Lodd.) Munro var. henonis (Mitf.) Stapf ex Rendle|
|Common Name:||Bamboo leaf
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are picked at any time. It is best to prepare fresh leaves for use.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and cold|
|Meridian:||Heart, lung, and stomach|
|Functions:||To clear heat and relieve irritability
To promote urination
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Thirst in febrile disease
*Use with Gypsum (Shigao) and Ophiopogon root (Maidong) in the formula Zhuye Shigao Tang.
2. Flaring up of heat fire manifested as ulceration in the mouth or on the tongue; or heart fire shifting to the small intestine manifested as dribbling urination.
*Use with Clematis stem (Mutong) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) in the formula Daochi San.