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 Introduction To Argyi Leaf (ai ye)  









Argyi Leaf (ai ye)

  Foilum Artemisiae Argyi

Properties: The herb is bitter and pungent in flavour, warm in nature, and acts on the liver, spleen and kidney channels. Being pungent for dispersion, bitter for dryness, warm for dispersing cold, and acting on blood for warming the channels and dispersing cold to stop bleeding, the herb is indicated for bleeding due to cold of insufficiency type caused by deficiency of Qi, Yang and blood. Acting on the abdominal channels and collaterals for expelling wind, dispersing cold, warming the channels and alleviating pain, the herb is used to treat abdominal pain due to cold of insufficiency type, women's dysmenorrhea and arthralgia due to wind-coldness and other syndromes.        

Effects: Warming the channels to stop bleeding, and dispersing cold alleviate pain.


1. The herb is often used in combination with donkey-hide gelatin, Chinese angelica root, dried rehmannia root, white peony root and other herbs for warming the channels to stop bleeding and nourishing blood to prevent miscarriage, to treat metrorrhagia and metrostaxis or vaginal bleeding during pregnancy caused by cold of insufficiency type in the lower jiao and debility of Chong and Ren Channels; and with lotus leaf, dried rehmannia root and biota tops for clearing heat from blood to stop bleeding, to treat haematemesis and epistaxis caused by bleeding due to blood-heat.

2. The herb is often used in combination with cinnamon bark, cyperus tuber, Chinese angelica root and other herbs for warming the channels, dispersing cold, nourishing blood and regulating menstruation, such as Anfu Nuangong Pill, to treat cold of insufficiency type in the lower jiao of women, cold of pain in the lower abdomen, irregular menstruation and sterility; and with dried ginger, amomum fruit, corydalis tuber and other herbs of warming the middle-jiao, disposing cold and alleviating pain, to treat cold of insufficiency type in the middle jiao, cold pain in the stomach and abdomen.

In addition, the herb made into moxa-cigars for moxibustion on acupoints can treat cold pain due to cold-dampness. Its decoction for external washing can treat itching of eczema.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g. Decocted for oral medication, and stirbaked charred for stopping bleeding. 





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Argyi Leaf (ai ye) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Argyi Leaf (ai ye) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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