Pinyin: pi pa ye (mi)
ENGLISH NAME: Loquat (Leaf)
LATIN NAME: Honey Fried Eriobotryae Folium
Properties: bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dissolves Phlegm, Stops Cough
2. Harmonizes the Stomach, Directs Qi Downwards
10 to 15 grams of dried herb, 15 to 30 grams of fresh herb, in decoction. Pi Pa Ye should be wrapped in cheese- cloth prior to decoction to prevent the hair-like cornponents from irritating the throat during ingestion. Pi Pa Ye fried with honey enhances the moistening effect and makes it more suitable for treatment of coughing or wheezing caused by heat and dryness. The unprocessed herb treats nausea and vomiting, while honey-fried Pi Pa Ye dissolves phlegm and relieves cough.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Pi Pa Ye is not suitable for treatment of cough due to cold, or for nausea and vomiting due to Stomach cold.
• Pi Pa Ye leaves have fine hair-like components that may irritate the throat if ingested. To prevent this irritation, the leaves should be scrubbed clean, or wrapped in cheesecloth, prior to decoction.