He Ye


He Ye in TCM:

Explore the properties of He Ye according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: lotus leaf
Pharmacuetical Name: folium nelumbinis
Properties: bitter, astringent, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: SP, HT, LV

Flavors: astringent, bitter

Special Properties:
clears damp, stops bleeding, resolves summer heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears summer heat and dampness (fever, irritability, excessive sweating, scanty urine; diarrhea due to summer heat, obesity)
  • Stops bleeding (bleeding in lower jiao due to heat, commonly combines w/ other hemostatic herbs)

    Special Notes:
  • There are 8 parts of the lotus plant, each having distinct functions. The most commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine are Ou Jie, Lian Zi, He Ye, and Lu Duo.
  • For obesity cook He Ye and Yi Yi Ren together as a tea, drink daily.

  • (cc: bleeding due to cold or deficiency)