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Ce Bai Ye (Platycladus orientalis)

  • Botanical name: Platycladus orientalis
  • Common name: Arborvitae, Chinese arborvitae biota
  • Literal name translation: lateral fir leaves
  • Family: Cupressaceae
  • Part used in Chinese medicine: leafy twig
  • Major Chinese medicine actions:
  • Cools blood, stops bleeding, stops cough, expels phlegm
Platycladus orientalis
Platycladus orientalis
Platycladus orientalis

Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Platycladus orientalis; 06/2005; author Fanghong; permission under GFDL
Photo 2: Platycladus orientalis; 05/2005; author Fanghong; permission under GFDL
Photo 3: Platycladus orientalis; author Luis Fernandez Garcis; permission under GFDL