Loquat leaf (Pipaye)
Pharmaceutical Name: Folium Eriobotryae
Botanical Name: Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
Common Name: Eriobotrya leaf, Loquat leaf
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
Part Used: The leaves are gathered in late spring or early summer and dried in the sun. Then the down of the leaves is brushed off and the leaves are cut into pieces.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and neutral
Meridians: Lung and stomach
1. To resolve phlegm and stop cough.
2. To conduct rebellious qi downward and stop vomiting.
1. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough and asthma. Loquat leaf (Pipaye) is used with Mulberry bark (Sangbaipi), Swallowwort rhizome (Baiqian) and Platycodon root (Jiegeng).
2. Heat in the stomach manifested as nausea and vomiting. Loquat leaf (Pipaye) is used with Bamboo shavings (Zhuru) and Reed root (Lugen).
Dosage: 10-15 g