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Lu Cha

English Name: green tea

Pharmaceutical Name: Folium Camellia Sinensis

Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Fire-Purging Herbs

Properties: Lu Cha enters the Stomach channel; it is bitter in nature and cold in temperature.

What is Lu Cha?:

The Chinese Herb Lu Cha is green tea—that is, leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis that have not been allowed to oxidize (Oxidation being the process through which tea leaves are exposed to the air in order to dry and darken).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Lu Cha:

Lu Cha harmonizes the Stomach and middle to treat generalized discomfort. It also re-directs rebellious Stomach qi downward to quell nausea and vomiting.

Lu Cha dispels dampness in the stomach and intestines and can be taken with food to remove excess fat and oil for treatment of obesity/weight loss.

Lu Cha clears the head and relieves headaches (with Bai Zhi, Chuan Xiong, and Qiang Huo).

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