The TCM herb "da qing ye" which in english is "woad leaf, indigo", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, lung and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, da qing ye is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages. Can be used in lieu of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.
As noted above, da qing ye is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".