Pinyin: fan xie ye

ENGLISH NAME: Senna (Leaf)

LATIN NAME: Sennae Folium

Pinyin: fan xie ye

Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Large Intestine

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

Purges Downward, Clears Heat


DOSAGE
1.5 to 3.0 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

Fan Xie Ye must be used with extreme caution for patients who are weak, pregnant or nursing.

This herb promotes blood circulation to the lower body and thus should be used with caution in patients who are menstruating or have hernorrhoids.