Fan Xie Ye (Senna) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Fan Xie Ye
English Name: Senna

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Drains downward, guides out stagnation - constipation due to heat.
  • Can also be used as a diet tea (1.5-3g).

Functional Groups (Click for Summary/Study Notes)

Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 3-9g (Cook less than 5 minutes)

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid During Pregnancy, During Nursing, and During Menstruation

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

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