Botanical Name: Sennae Folium

Fang Xie Ye

Fang Xie Ye

Category: Purgatives

Taste: bitter, sweet

Temperature: cold

Channels Entered: Large Intestine

Dosage: 1.5-3g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in women who are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a history of heavy bleeding. At the higher dosage, contraindicated for those who are weak.

Actions & Indications:

  • Drains downward and guides out stagnation: for constipation due to heat accumulation in the intestines. Can be used for both acute and chronic problems. Often used alone.