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Ku Ding Cha

Ku Ding Cha
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Ku Ding Cha (Broadleaf Holly Leaf)

  1. 苦丁茶
  2. Broadleaf Holly Leaf
  3. Folium Ilicis Latifoliae

The Effect of Ku Ding Cha


Sweet, bitter, cold; lung, liver and stomach meridians entered.


Dispel wind-heat, refresh oneself, promote digestion, resolve phlegm, stop dysentery and remove polydipsia.


Headache, toothache, dysentery, polydipsia due to heat disease, tinnitus, red eyes.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~9 g, or made into pills. Proper dosage is for external application, decocted for washing or pounded for applying.


It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach.