Da Qing Ye (Folium Isatidis)

Common Name: isatis leaves
TCM Category: Clear Heat, Eliminate Toxins
TCM Functions: Clears heat and eliminates Toxins, cools Blood and eliminates maculae.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Da Qing Ye has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic actions. One of the constituents found in Da Qing Ye has been shown to have antineoplastic properties.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.