Da Qing Ye


Da Qing Ye in TCM:

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

English Name: isatis leaves, indigo woad leaves
Pharmacuetical Name: Falium Isatidis
Properties: bitter, very cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, ST, HT

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, eliminates toxins, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat; relieves toxicity (wind heat in warm-febrile diseases or epidemic febrile outbreak; epidemic toxin or any severe febrile disease affects people regardless of constitution; fire toxin anywhere in the body especially throat and lung; heat toxicity invading qi and blood)
  • Cools blood; reduces blotches (skin eruptions due to heat in the blood; bleeding due to heat; psoriasis, eczema with hot skin lesions, damp-heat)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Da Qing Ye has a strong antibiotic and antifungal effect. It has been shown to inhibit cancer in mice, and it has a mild anti-inflammatory and ant-pyretic effect.
  • Patients who are allergic to sulfa drugs (sulfonulureas and sulfonamides) may be allergic to da qing ye.

  • (cc: cold from SP/ST deficiency)
  • (cc: sulphur allergy)