Ce Bai Ye - Biota Leaves

TCM Materia Medica

Ce Bai Ye TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "ce bai ye" which in english is Ce Bai Ye herb"biota leaves", is categorized within the "herbs that stop bleeding" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, large intestine and liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cool taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Cools blood, stops bleeding - vomiting blood, bleeding gums, coughing blood, blood in the stool or urine, uterine bleeding, bloody dysentery.
  • Stops cough, expels phlegm - lung heat patterns (cough w/phlegm), thick bloody sputum that is difficult to expectorate.
  • Promote healing of burns - topically in powdered form for early stages.

Ce Bai Ye may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: uterine bleeding

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, ce bai ye is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewHuai Hua Wan (Sophora Flower Formula)

Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures, bleeding from the anus (fresh blood in most cases). Ulcerative colitis. Rectal polyps. Rectal prolapse.

As noted above, ce bai ye is within the herbs that stop bleeding functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... useful for uterine bleeding, excess menses, bleeding from trauma, vomiting of blood, nose bleeds, and blood in the urine. )".

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