Loquat Herbal Remedies
Loquat leaves expel phlegm from the lungs and allay coughing. In Chinese medicine loquat leaves are said to clear heat from the stomach and are used for vomiting, nausea, and belching. Loquat has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Loquat Proper Dose
|Loquat Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Loquat Syrup||follow label directions|
Loquat Reference Information
|Latin Name||Eriobotrya japonica|
|Other Names||Pi Pa Ye|
|Herb Forms||Syrup, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Respiratory system|
|Cautions||Avoid large doses. Not for long-term use; contains cyanide-like compounds, but safe to use when following the traditional uses and dose of loquat preparations.|
|Botanical Info||A spreading tree to twenty-five feet in the Rose family with large, stiff, glossy leaves and small edible and sweet yellow to orange fruits.|
Bensky, D. and A. Gamble. 1986. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Seattle: Eastland Press.