Zhu Ru


Zhu Ru in TCM:

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

English Name: bamboo shavings
Pharmacuetical Name: Caulis Bambusae in Taenia
Properties: sweet, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, ST, GB

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, resolves phlegm

    Alternate Forms:
  • jiang chao - reduced cold property and increased effect to stop vomiting

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears and transforms phlegm (phlegm heat heat in LU with thick sputum; cough w/ yellow copious sputum and LU heat, stifling sensation in chest; also for gallbladder fire with phlegm: emotional phlegm-heat disorders, insomnia, palpitations, irritability, chest congestion, timidity, with other phlegm-heat symptoms)
  • Clears heat and stops vomiting (relieves irritability, vomiting sour or bitter material due to heat in ST with bad breath and yellow greasy tongue coat, effective for various types of vomiting, acid regurgitation, morning sickness)
  • (cc: caution with cold condition)

    Special Notes:
  • Zhu Ru has an antibiotic inhibitory effect vs. Staphylococcus albus and more.