Traditional Chinese Medicine/Dan Zhu Ye

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Name Means:

  • Dan-Bland
  • Zhu-Bamboo
  • Ye-Leaf

English Name:

  • lophatherum stem and leaves

Chinese Name:

  • 淡竹叶 (Pinyin: dàn zhú yè)

Latin Name:

  • Herba Lophatheri Gracilis [1]

Taste & Temperature:


  • Hand Shao Yin of Heart
  • Hand Tai Yang of Small Intestine
  • Foot Yang Ming of Stomach

Actions & Indications:

  • Clear Heat & Drain Fire
  • eliminate irritability
  • promote urination & clear Damp-Heat
  • clear Heat and promote urination


  • Spleen/Stomach Deficient Cold
  • pregnancy


  • 2-3 qian (6-9 grams)

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. B. R. Allen, R. Parkinson, A. Hollman, Rita Jones, J. I. Harper, E. G. Davies, I. Pollock, H. M. Steel, "Chinese herbs for eczema", The Lancet, Volume 336, Issue 8708, 21 July 1990, Page 177.