Fan Xie Ye
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Fan Xie Ye #1209

Name: Senna Leaf (番瀉葉)

Pinyin: Fan Xie Ye

Latin: Senna Alexandrina

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Dosage

Sweet, Bitter

Relax bowels with purgative.

Large Intestine

3-10g, 1.503g (Tea)

 

Description:

A special tea leaf that Its nature of bitter-cold with action of purgation is similar to that of Da Huang. Except for purgation and resolving accumulation, it can also clear excess heat and mainly indicated for heat constipation, and also for habitual constipation or senile constipation. It can be infused singly, or combined with Zhi Shi Hou Po to mutually reinforce the action of resolving accumulation with purgative.