Pi Pa Ye Loquat Leaf Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae
Channels entered:Lung, Stomach
Functions & Uses: Clears lung heat, dissolves phlegm & stops cough.
Also for Lung dryness causing cough.
Also for Exterior Wind-Heat causing cough.
Clears Stomach heat, harmonizes the Stomach & stops voming, useful for heat in the Stomach creating thirst.
This herb has mild antibiotic properties.
Distribution: This trees is found often in Central Florida. The fruits are very good to eat also.
Dosage: 10-15g in decoction or 20-25g for strong cough with phlegm
Preparation: remove prickly hairs from the leave prior to cooking by brushing the leaves. This herb can also be processed by frying in honey to enhance its affect on the lungs.
Reference: Dr. Li Jin of Seattle, WA Pharmocopeia I pg 107