TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "zhu ru" which in english is "bamboo shavings", is categorized within the "herbs that cool and transform phlegm heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the gall bladder, lung and stomach channels and exhibits 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:
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, zhu ru is generally included in the following 3 formulas:
As noted above, zhu ru is within the herbs that cool and transform phlegm heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... used for phlegm-heat and dry-phlegm patterns - coughs, scrofula, goiters (stagnant phlegm-fire in the channel), convulsions. )".