Latin name: Eriobotryae japonicae
Chinese name: pi pa ye
What is Loquat Leaf?
Loquat is a type of fruit tree that grows in the tropics and subtropics, and the fruits are considered a delicacy in some Asian nations. The leaves of the loquat tree are used for medicinal purposes, and they are gathered in late spring and early summer and dried in the sun. Loquat leaves are used to treat coughs by inducing expectoration, which also prevents vomiting.
What are the health benefits of Loquat Leaf?
Loquat leaf is used in Chinese traditional medicine for transforming phlegm, clearing lung heat, and harmonizing the stomach. Nausea, vomiting, belching, hiccups, and gastrointestinal distress are some of the ailments treated by loquat leaf. It also helps stop bleeding and can be used as part of a poultice to treat skin conditions such as eczema and skin ulcers. Don’t use the plant if coughing is caused by the common cold.
Where can I find Loquat Leaf?
Loquat leaf can be found online through herb suppliers, in Asian markets, in health food stores, and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.
You can find this herb combined with other herbs in the Traditions of Tao formula:
Autumn Tea, which strengthens the lungs, soothes bronchials, and softens coughs.
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