Pharmaceutical Latin: Succus Bambusae
Common English: Dried Bamboo Sap
Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Cough: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
(Very Cold)
Cough: 9-15g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm and penetrates to the channels

Phlegm Obstructing the Heart orifices with fainting, paralysis of the hands or feet or hemiplegia

Transforms Phlegm-Heat and stops coughing

Used in small doses as a powerful adjunctive herb to treat cough due to Phlegm-Heat

  • Contraindicated for those with cough due to Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Cold-Phlegm.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Phlegm.
  • Contraindicated for those with Phlegm due to food or drink

Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Fol. Eriobotryae
Pi Pa Ye

Succus Zingiberis Rhizomatis
Jiang Zhi

In large doses for coma and other symptoms associated with Turbid Phlegm Obstructing the Heart Orifices and Wind-Stroke. (use the fresh juice of Zhu Li and force feed through the nose if necessary)

Phlegm-Heat clogging the Lungs with coughing of yellow, viscous sputum and a stifling sensation in the chest.

Phlegm-Heat Clogging the Lungs.

Wind-Stroke with Phlegm welling upward.

Phlegm-Heat withdrawal mania.

0.6 to 1.2g Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone
An Gong Niu Huang Wan

Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Ram. Mori
Sang Zhi

Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Extremitas Radicis Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui Wei
Sm. Persicae
Tao Ren
Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Jia
Di Long
Arisaema cum Bile
Dan Nan Xing
Ram. Uncariae cum Uncis
Gou Teng
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia

Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Concretio Silicea Bambusae
Tian Zhu Huang
Rz. Acori
Shi Chang Pu
Rx. Polygalae
Yuan Zhi
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Dai Zhe Shi
Lapis Mica seu Chloriti
Meng Shi
Arisaema cum Bile
Dan Nan Xing
Frusta Ferri
Tie Luo
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Meningitis or epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis with high fever, nausea and vomiting.

Hemiplegia due to cerebral embolism.

Liver Qi Stagnation with Heat manifesting as disorientation, shouting or aggressive behavior, crying and laughing spells, unusual behavior and talking to oneself.

  1. This herb may be used alone as a juice or mixed with Ginger juice to mitigate its Cold properties.
  2. This substance can be stored in sealed containers for long periods of time.
  3. Some sources say that this herb clears Phlegm from the Heart and brain.
  4. Use 3 to 6g twice daily for infantile convulsions with rolling of the eyes and foaming at the mouth.
  5. For epilepsy (closed disorder) caused by Phlegm, use with Heat-clearing and resuscitation herbs.
  6. This herb mobilizes Phlegm. Phlegm at the vertex can be directed downward, Phlegm in the chest and diaphragm can be unbound, Phlegm in the four limbs can be dispersed, Phlegm in the organs, channels and collaterals can be leached out and Phlegm between the skin and the membranes can be mobilized.
  7. Withdrawal mania and seizures can be arrested using this herb.
  8. Both Zhu Li and Silicea Bambusae Concretio Tian Zhu Huang have similar functions. Zhu Li is quicker acting and directly enters the channels and collaterals, is colder, more slippery and focuses on dislodging Phlegm and keeping the Orifices open. Tian Zhu Huang is slower to act, calms the Spirit and controls palpitations and anxiety.