Isatis Leaf (Daqingye)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Folium Isatidis|
|Botanical Name:||Isatis indigotia Fort.|
|Common Name:||Isatis leaf|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are gathered in summer or autumn and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and very cold|
|Meridian:||Heart, lung and stomach|
|Functions:||To clear heat and release toxins|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Sore throat, erysipelas, boils, carbuncles and furuncles.
*Use with Scrophularia (Xuanshen) and Honeysuckle flower (Jinyinhua).
2. High fever with maculopapule.
*Use with Moutan bark (Mudanpi).
|Cautions:||his herb is contraindicated in cases with weakness and cold in the spleen and stomach.|