Pi Pa Ye - Loquat Leaf

TCM Materia Medica

Pi Pa Ye TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "pi pa ye" which in english is Pi Pa Ye herb"loquat leaf", is categorized within the "herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung and stomach 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: 4.5-12g
  • Fresh: 15-30g

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

  • Transforms phlegm, clears lung heat - lung heat patterns with cough.
  • Harmonizes the stomach, clears stomach heat, redirects rebellious stomach qi - nausea, vomiting, hiccups, belching.
  • Often fried in honey to strengthen the lung moistening function, or in ginger juice to increase its ability to stop nausea and vomiting.

Pi Pa Ye may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: cough, hiccups, nausea and/or vomiting

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

ViewXin Yi Qing Fei Wan (Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs)

Colds and/or allergies with heat signs (yellow mucus and/or fever, etc.). Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell. Nasal polyps with the right underly…

As noted above, pi pa ye is within the herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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