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Lotus Leaf

He Ye
He Ye #

Name

He Ye (Lotus Leaf)

  1. He Ye
  2. Folium Nelumbinis
  3. 荷葉
  4. 荷叶

The Effect of Lotus Leaf

Property

Bitter, astringent, neutral; heart, liver, spleen, gallbladder and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heat and remove toxicity, promote diuresis, cool blood and stop bleeding.

Indications

Hematemesis, hematochezia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, epistaxis, thunder headache, edema, dizziness, diarrhea due to summer-heat and damp.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~10 g or 15~30 g of the fresh product or stir-bake it into charcoal, 3~6 g. It also can be made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.