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Zi Su Ye #1194

Pin Ying Name: Zi Su Ye

Chinese Name: 紫蘇葉

English Name: Perilla Leaf

Latin Name: Perillae, Folium

Herbs that Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Releases the Exterior and disperses Cold

  • Wind-Cold with fever, chills, headache, nasal congestion, cough or a stifling sensation in the chest (especially in older people)

Promotes the movement of Spleen and Stomach Qi (Harmonizes the Middle Jiao, relieves intestinal gas), improves Lung function and expands the chest (relieves Cold induced wheezing)

  • Spleen/Stomach Qi Stagnation with nausea, vomiting, or anorexia
  • Asthma
  • Chest distention

Calms the fetus and alleviates morning sickness

  • Restless fetus and morning sickness

Alleviates seafood poisoning Detoxifies any type of allergy

  • Seafood poisoning (fish and crab), used alone or in combination
  • Contraindicated for those with warm pathogen disease.
  • Contraindicated for those with warm Qi or exterior Deficiency with pronounced sweating.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency Fire causing headaches or nausea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat.
  • Use caution for those with nausea caused by Heat.
  • Do not use long-term.