Sang Ye - White Mulberry Leaf

TCM Materia Medica

Sang Ye TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "sang ye" which in english is Sang Ye herb"white mulberry leaf", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and lung channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) 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:

  • Dosage: 4.5-15g

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

  • Expels wind, clears lung heat - wind-heat with fever, headache, sore throat; also for lung dryness causing dry mouth, dry cough, lung heat with thick and yellow sputum.
  • Cools liver and clears the eyes - liver channel eye problems due to wind-heat or yin deficiency, red, sore, dry or painful eyes, floaters.
  • Cools the blood and stops bleeding - mild cases of vomiting blood due to heat in the blood.

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding sang ye:

  • Not so strong for releasing the exterior, but becomes a good choice when the patient has lung and liver heat symptoms.

Sang Ye may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: fever, headache, sore throat and/or vomiting

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, sang ye is generally included in the following 2 formulas:

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As noted above, sang ye is within the herbs that release the exterior wind heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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