The TCM herb "dan zhu ye" which in english is "lophatherum stem and leaves", is categorized within the "herbs that drain fire" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, small intestine and stomach channels and exhibits cold (han), neutral (ping) and sweet (gan) 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:
Dan Zhu Ye has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Dan Zhu Ye may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: irritability and/or mouth sores (ulcers)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, dan zhu ye is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
Lung and stomach yin deficiency - this is a modified version of Mai Men Dong Tang - fei wei (lung atrophy) syndrome in Chinese Medicine - dry cough from yin fluid damage, generally arises from defici…
Common cold or flu presenting with fever w/slight or no chills, headache, desire for fluids, cough, sore throat. Acute respitory infections, acute fever, tonsillitis, canker sores.
As noted above, dan zhu ye is within the herbs that drain fire functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... very cold - for high fever, irritability, thirst, delirium associated with febrile disease. qi level or yang ming level disorders. )".
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