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Introduction To Pyrrosia Leaf (shi wei) 









Pyrrosia Leaf (shi wei)  

Folium Pyrrosia


Properties: The herb is sweet and bitter in flavour, slightly cold in nature. It acts on the lung and urinary bladder channels. Being sweet and cold for eliminating fire, and bitter and cold for expelling heat, the herb can clear lung-heat, normalize functions of the urinary bladder, and remove heat from blood to stop bleeding. Therefore, it is often used to treat stranguria due to heat, stranguria with blood, cough due to lung-heat, and bleeding due to blood-heat. 

Effects: Inducing diuresis to treat stranguria, removing heat from the lung to dissolve phlegm, and eliminating heat from blood to stop bleeding.


1. To treat stranguria due to heat, stranguria with blood, and dribbling urination with difficulty and pain, the herb is often used in combination with capejasmine fruit, cat-tail pollen, talc, climbing fern spore and other drugs for clearing heat to treat stranguria, and for removing heat from blood to stop bleeding. 

2.To treat cough due to accumulation of phlegm and heat in the lung, yellow sputum and sore throat, the herb can be used alone with its decoction, or in combination with scutellaria root, fritillary bulb, platycodon root and other herbs for removing heat from the lung to dissolve phlegm.

In addition, to treat various kinds of bleeding, such as hemolysis and epistaxis due to blood-heat, the herb can be used in combination with Japanese thistle, field thistle, cogongrass rhizome, raw rehmannia root and other cooling herbs to stop bleeding.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Pyrrosia Leaf (shi wei) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 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 Pyrrosia Leaf (shi wei) 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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