Bamboo juice (Zhuli)
Pharmaceutical Name: Saccus Bambusae in Taeniam
Botanical Name: 1. Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis Stapf; 2. Bambusa tuldoides Munro; 3. Sinocalamus breecheyanus (Munro) McClure var. pubescens P. F. Li
Common Name: Bamboo juice
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
Part Used: The bamboo juice is collected after the green bamboo has been burned.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and cold
Meridians: Lung and stomach
To clear heat and resolve phlegm
1. Phlegm-heat cough manifested as cough with thick, yellow sputum and chest pain. Bamboo juice (Zhuli) is used with Loquat leaf (Pipaye) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou).
2. Windstroke due to heart misted by phlegm, epilepsy or manic psychosis. Bamboo juice (Zhuli) is used with Ginger juice (Jiangzhi).
Dosage: 30-50 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated for cough caused by cold and in cases with diarrhea caused by spleen deficiency.