Shi Wei


Shi Wei in TCM:

Explore the properties of Shi Wei according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: pyrrosia, shearer's pyrrosia leaf, Jap. felt fern
Pharmacuetical Name: Folium Pyrrosiae
Properties: bitter, sweet, cool

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, UB

Flavors: sweet, bitter

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, clears damp, resolves phlegm, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes Urination, clear Damp Heat from bladder (promotes diuresis, edema, heat / stony / bloody lin, Damp heat PUD, especially for bloody lin)
  • Expels phlegm; Stops cough (cough w/ profuse sticky yellow phlegm)
  • Cools blood; Stops bleeding (uterine bleeding; hematemesis, epistaxis, bleeding from trauma)

    Special Notes:
  • Effective to treat cancer patients who have low white blood cell counts after receiving chemo or radiation.
  • 5-10g dosage is normal, up to 30g for excess cases.