Loquat Leaf (Pipaye)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Folium Eriobotryae|
|Botanical Name:||Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.|
|Common Name:||Eriobotrya leaf
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are gathered in late spring or early summer and dried in the sun. Then the down of the leaves is brushed off and the leaves are cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and neutral|
|Meridian:||Lung and stomach|
|Functions:||To resolve phlegm and stop cough
To conduct rebellious qi downward and stop vomiting
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough and asthma.
*Use with Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi), Swallowwort rhizome (Baiqian) and Platycodon root (Jiegeng).
2. Heat in the stomach manifested as nausea and vomiting.
*Use with Bamboo shavings (Zhuru) and Reed root (Lugen).