Traditional Chinese Medicine/Zi Su Ye

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Zi = purple Su Ye = leaf

Perilla leaf

(Chinese: 紫苏叶)

Taste & Temperature:


  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung (b/c Xin-Spicy?)
  • Foot Tai Yin of Spleen

Actions & Indications:

  • disperse Wind-Cold (Spicy, Warm)
  • move Qi, expand the chest
  • harmonize Stomach, stop vomiting
  • calm fetus (for morning sickness)
  • alleviate seafood poisoning


  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • Damp-Heat


  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection

Dosage: 1-3 qian (3-9 gram)

Cooking: short time (aromatic)

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