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Herb Information
Name: Bamboo shavings
Biological Name: Caulis bambusae in taeniis

Gramineae

Other Names: Bamboo shavings, zhu ru
Parts Used: shavings of the stem
Remedies For

Antipyretic, antiemetic, expectorant, hemostatic

This herb is used for thick, yellow, hard-to-expectorate phlegm when there is respiratory infection, and for vomiting caused by heat in the stomach, for which it can be combined with pinellia and coptis. It can also be used for morning sickness and a restless fetus when combined with scutellaria and pinellia. 

Chinese herbalists also use this herb to cool blood heat for various symptoms of bleeding, such as hemoptysis (spitting up of blood and phlegm), hematemesis (vomiting blood), epistaxis (bloody nose), and metrorrhagia (menstrual flooding).

Dosage: 4.5-9 grams
Safety: 

Bamboo shavings should not be used in cases of spleen deficiency or cough caused by cold.

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