Dan Zhu Ye

Dan Zhu Ye in TCM:

English Name: lophatherum, common lophatherum
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Lophatheri
Properties: sweet, bland, cold
Explore the properties of Dan Zhu Ye according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cold
Channels: ST, HT, SI
Flavors: sweet
Regulates: clears heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears heat, eliminates irritability (irritability and thirst in warm febrile disease)
  • Promotes urination (HT fire transferring to SI; rough, scanty, painful urination, with irritability, red tongue tip, and mouth and tongue sores)
  • (cc: yin deficient fire)

    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Dan Zhu Ye acts as both a diuretic and an anti-pyretic.