Fan Xie Ye - Downward Draining: Laxatives
LI (3-9g)


Fan Xie Ye
- The "Fans Say Yay"
The "Fans Say Yay" every year at hotdog eating contest. After the contest, contestants sometimes need some Senna Leaf to drain downward and guide out stagnation.

Hot Dog eating contests aren't for everyone. Avoid with (cc: pregnancy) and (cc: during lactation and during menses). Weak people are not allowed to participate (cc: weak patients) and (cc: overdose may cause abdominal pain, nausea, and vomit)

English Name: senna leaves
Pharmacuetical Name: Folium Sennae
Properties: sweet, bitter, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
drains down to guide out stagnation drains downward, guides out stagnation


      Fan Xie Ye Actions and Indications
  • Drains down to guide out stagnation (heat stagnation like acute or chronic constipation due to heat accumulation in intestines; also for ascites; cleansing the intestines prior to surgery)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: lactation and during menses)
  • (cc: weak patients)
  • (cc: overdose may cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomit)
  • (cooking: cook under 15 minutes)
  • Note: often in weight loss teas, may cause undesired diarrhea
    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Fan Xie Ye has laxative, antibiotic, and hemostatic effects.
  • Similar in laxative function to Da Huang, however Da Huang also clears toxic fire and disperses blood stagnation.

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