Bamboo Shavings (Zhu Ru)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Caulis bambusae in taenis|
|Botanical Name:||Phyliostachys nigra var. Henonis Stapf|
|Common Name:||Bamboo shavings|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||After the outside green skin has been removed, shavings are taken from the outer part of the bamboo. This can be done all year round.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and slightly cold|
|Meridian:||Lung, stomach and gall bladder|
|Functions:||To clear heat and resolve phlegm
To relieve irritability and stop vomiting
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Cough due to heat in the lungs manifested as cough with yellow think sputum.
*Use with Scutellaria root (Huang qin) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gua lou).
2. Mind disturbed by phlegm-heat manifested as irritability, insomnia, palpitations, stifling sensation in the chest and cough with yellow sputum.
*Use with Immature bitter orange (Zhi shi), Tangerine peel (Chen pi) and Poria (Fu ling) in the formula Wendan Tang.
3. Nausea and vomiting caused by heat in the stomach.
*Use with Coptis root (Huang lian), Tangerine peel (Chen pi), Pinellia tuber (Ban xia) and Fresh ginger (Sheng jiang).