INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Concretio Bambusae Silicea
Common English: Bamboo Sugar
Tabasheer
Siliceous Secretions of Bamboo
Phylostachys
Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Cold
Gallbladder
Heart
Liver
(Lung)
3-10g
Taken Straight: 0.6-1.2g
Powder: 0.7-1g
Tincture: 1-3ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears and transforms Phlegm-Heat

Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs with difficult-to-expectorate sputum

Clears Heat, cools the Heart and settles convulsions and tremors

Spasms and convulsions due to Phlegm-Heat

Wind-Stroke with Phlegm obstruction and gurgling sounds in the throat

Childhood convulsions and spasms associated with Phlegm-Heat

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Long-term use can make the Middle Cold.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia

Arisaemae cum Bile
Dan Nan Xing

Bombyx Batryticatus
Jiang Can

Cough, difficult-to-expectorate sputum and chest pain due to Phlegm-Heat

Convulsions and spasms associated with Phlegm-Heat

Clears Heat, dries Dampness, dislodges Phlegm, calms the Spirit for internal retention of Damp Heat with deep-seated, difficult-to-expevtorate sputum, nausea, a stifling sensation in the chest and insomnia or restless sleep

Febrile convulsions in children with wheezing caused by Phlegm-Heat Blocking the Lungs

Convulsions, delirium and loss of consciousness accompanied by cough and respiratory difficulty due to Wind, Heat and Phlegm, especially for childhood convulsions

Bombyx Batryticatus
Jiang Can
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Rz. Acori Tatarinowii
Shi Chang Pu
Rz. Gastrodiae
Tian Ma
Scorpio
Quan Xie
(Arisaemae cum Bile)
(Dan Nan Xing)

Convulsions, delirium and loss of consciousness accompanied by cough and respiratory difficulty due to Wind, Heat and Phlegm, especially for childhood convulsions with a stronger effect

Coma associated with Heat and Wind-Stroke with Phlegm Obstruction

 

  1. It is commonly used with other Wind-Phlegm herbs to treat adult stroke patients with impaired speech.
  2. This herb also calms the spirit, nourishes the Heart and controls palpitations and anxiety.
  3. Both Tian Zhu Huang and Succus Bambusae Zhu Li 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.
  4. Tian Zhu Huang, Caul. Akebiae Mu Tong, Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong and Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian all clear the Heart and eliminate irritability. Tian Zhu Huang dissolves Hot Phlegm and is most effective for irritability with spasms and convulsions. Mu Tong clears Damp-Heat to relieve irritability accompanied by oral ulcers and yellow urine. Mai Men Dong nourishes deficient Heart Yin and Heat that manifests as irritability and insomnia. Huang Lian treats febrile disease with Excess Fire in the Heart that disturbs the Shen and manifests as irritability and insomnia.