Zhu Ru - Transform Phlegm Heat
LU, ST, GB (4.5-9g)


Zhu Ru used to be part of the Zulu tribe

The Zhu Ru people live in the hot temperate swamps and smoked all day long, which gave them all phlegm heat in the LU with thick sputum. They were exiled from the Zulu tribe one summer because they couldn't stop vomiting all over the zulu campgrounds!!! Crazy phlegmy bastards!

After they were expelled from the tribe the Zhu Ru's were careful not to move anywhere cold (cc: caution with cold)

English Name: bamboo shavings
Pharmacuetical Name: Caulis Bambusae in Taenia
Properties: sweet, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
hot temperate swamps phlegm heat
summer...vomiting clears heat; stops vomiting


      Zhu Ru Actions and Indications
  • Clears and transforms phlegm (phlegm heat heat in LU with thick sputum; cough w/ yellow copious sputum and LU heat, stifling sensation in chest; also for gallbladder fire with phlegm: emotional phlegm-heat disorders, insomnia, palpitations, irritability, chest congestion, timidity, with other phlegm-heat symptoms)
  • Clears heat and stops vomiting (relieves irritability, vomiting sour or bitter material due to heat in ST with bad breath and yellow greasy tongue coat, effective for various types of vomiting, acid regurgitation, morning sickness)
  • (cc: caution with cold condition)
    Alternate Forms:
  • jiang chao - reduced cold property and increased effect to stop vomiting
    Special Notes:
  • Zhu Ru has an antibiotic inhibitory effect vs. Staphylococcus albus and more.

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