Zhu Li


Zhu Li in TCM:

Explore the properties of Zhu Li according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: dried bamboo sap
Pharmacuetical Name: Succus Bambusae
Properties: sweet, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, HT, LV

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, resolves phlegm

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat; vaporizes phlegm (thick stubborn yellow copious sputum, difficult to expectorate, powerful for phlegm-heat cough)
  • Opens orifices; relieves spasms (phlegm obstruction of the HT or LV channels, loss of consciousness, high fever, fainting, epilepsy due to phlegm fire, spasms, mental disorientation, seizure, stroke, infantile convulsions, manic-depressive disorder; modern use for meningitis)
  • (cc: cough due to cold)
  • (cc: SP deficiency with loose stool)