Pi Pa Ye


Pi Pa Ye in TCM:

Explore the properties of Pi Pa Ye according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: eriobotrya, loquat leaf
Pharmacuetical Name: Folium Eriobotryae
Properties: bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, ST

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
circulates qi, clears heat, resolves phlegm

    Alternate Forms:
  • Sheng - harmonizes Stomach
  • Mi Zhi - moistens LU, stops cough

Actions / Indications:
  • Dissolve phlegm, clears LU heat; stops cough (cough d/t LU heat patterns, also redirects LU qi downward; moistens LU dryness)
  • Harmonizes ST and redirects qi downward (redirects ST qi down, nausea and vomiting; hiccups; belching due to ST heat)
  • (cc: cold conditions)

    Special Notes:
  • Fry Pi Pa Ye with honey to treat cough and moisten LU, while unprocessed Pi Pa Ye dissolves phlegm and relieves cough.
  • Pinworm was treated with 78.85% success by boiling 100g of Pi Pa Ye for 1 hour to yield 200 mL decoction. Drink 100 mL of decoction on an empty stomach at morning and again at night for 15 days.

  • (cc: cold conditions)