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Da Qing Ye 大青葉 Folium Isatidis

English Name: isatis leaves, indigo woad leaves
Property: bitter, very cold, (salty)
Channel: HT, LU, ST
Part used: leaves
Dosage: 10-15g

Category:

Actions/Indications:
1. Clears heat, eliminates toxins: exterior wind-heat or early stage of febrile disorders,
toxic heat such as epidemic fevers, measles, mumps, parotitis, erysipelas, meningitis
2. Cools blood, eliminates maculae: maculae or other skin eruptions due to heat in blood

Contraindications:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SP/ST deficient cold

 

Brand

BodyCrafters

Herbology (TCM) Chinese Medicine

Actions/Indications

1. Clears heat, eliminates toxins: exterior wind-heat or early stage of febrile disorders,
toxic heat such as epidemic fevers, measles, mumps, parotitis, erysipelas, meningitis
2. Cools blood, eliminates maculae: maculae or other skin eruptions due to heat in blood

Cautions

SP/ST deficient cold

Note

Patients who are allergic to sulfonylureas and sulfonamides may also be allergic to Da Qing Ye, Ban Lan Gen, Qing Dai

 

Uses

Scaly, itchy skin (psoriasis). Some research shows that applying a specific product containing an isatis leaf extract called indigo naturalis in olive oil (Lindioil) to the fingernails and the skin beneath the edge of the nail twice daily for 24 weeks improves psoriasis