Pinyin: fan xie ye
ENGLISH NAME: Senna (Leaf)
LATIN NAME: Sennae Folium
Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Large Intestine
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Purges Downward, Clears Heat
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.