Bamboo Shaving (Zhu Ru)

竹茹
Bamboo shavings (Zhuru)

Pharmaceutical Name: Caulis bambusae in taenis

Botanical Name: Phyliostachys nigra var. henonis Stapf

Common Name: Bamboo shavings

Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu

Part Used: After the outside green skin has been removed, shavings are taken from the outer part of the bamboo. This can be done all year round.

Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and slightly cold

Meridians: Lung, stomach and gall bladder

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To clear heat and resolve phlegm.
2. To relieve irritability and stop vomiting.

Indications:
1. Cough due to heat in the lungs manifested as cough with yellow thick sputum. Bamboo shavings (Zhuru) is used with Scutellaria root (Huangqin) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou).

2. Mind disturbed by phlegm-heat manifested as irritability, insomnia, palpitations, stifling sensation in the chest and cough with yellow sputum. Bamboo shavings (Zhuru) is used with Immature bitter orange (Zhishi), Tangerine peel (Chenpi) and Poria (Fuling) in the formula Wendan Tang.

3. Nausea and vomiting caused by heat in the stomach. Bamboo shavings (Zhuru) is used with Coptis root (Huanglian), Tangerine peel (Chenpi), Pinellia tuber (Banxia) and Fresh ginger (Shengjiang).

Dosage: 6-10 g

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