He Ye – Lotus Leaf – Folium Nelumbinis

He Ye

English Name: lotus leaf

Pharmaceutical Name: Folium Nelumbinis

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Toxin-Eliminating Herbs

Properties: He Ye enters the Heart, Liver, and Spleen channels; it is bitter and astringent in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is He Ye?:

The Chinese Herb He Ye is the dried leaves of the lotus plant (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), the aquatic plant also known as sacred lotus and/or water lily.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of He Ye:

He Ye clears summer heat and resolves dampness and is used to treat fever, irritability, and scanty urine characteristic of dehydration from too much sun/heat.

He Ye also stops bleeding and is often used with other hemostatic herbs in formula for this purpose.