Pinyin: sang ye
ENGLISH NAME: White Mulberry Leaf
LATIN NAME: Mori Folium
Properties: bitter, sweet, cold
Channels Entered: Lung, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dispels Wind-Heat
2. Clears Lung Heat and Moistens Dryness
3. Calms the Liver and Brightens the Eyes
4. Cools the Blood and Stops Bleeding
5 to 10 grams for dried Sang ye， with a maximum dosage of 50 grams. Double the dosage up to 100 grams if fresh Sang Ye is used. Sang Ye may be taken internally as a decoction or applied topically as an herbal paste. For decoctions, Sang Ye processed with honey has a stronger function to moisten the Lung and relieve cough. For topical applications, it should be crushed into paste prior to use.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Due to its cold nature, Sang ye should be used with caution for patients who have constitutional deficiencies or cold.