Biota Leaves

Source Biota Leaf belongs to the branch and leaf of Biota orientalis (L.) Endi., (Fam. Cupressaeeae.)

Producing Areas Most parts of China

Properties Bitter, Astringent, Cold

Channels Lung, Liver, Spleen


  • Coots the blood and stops bleeding
    Generally used for hemoptysis, hematemesis, hemafecia, dysentery with bloody stools, also for epistaxis, hematuria, etc.
  • Clears away heat and toxic materials
    External use for bumps, mumps and carbuncles; oral use for acute and chronic bacillary dysentery.
  • Eliminates phlegm, relieves cough and dyspnea
    Cures cough and dyspnea. Also for chronic bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Usage and Dosage
The crude is for relieving cough and resolving phlegm, clearing away heat, cooling blood and stopping bleeding.
When prepared over a charcoal stove, it is used to stop bleeding.
6–15 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Used with caution for the person with deficiency and cold in the spleen and stomach, hectic fever due to yin-deficiency and without asthenic heat.

Keep in a dry place and shield from light.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is tender, dark green in colour and unbroken.