Ai Ye (Folium Artemisiae Argyi) Ai Ye (Folium Artemisiae Argyi)

Ai Ye

Ai Ye (Folium Artemisiae Argyi) is derived from the leaf of Artemisia argyi Levl. et Vant. This herb is used in its dry form as pictured or pounded into a wool-like consistency. It is this form that is commonly found in Moxa products.

Category: Blood Regulating / Stop Bleeding.

Common Name: Mugwort Leaf / Artemesia.

Channels Entered: Spleen, Liver & Kidney.

Properties and Functions: Ai Ye is Bitter, Pungent in flavour and Warm in nature. Ai Ye (Folium Artemisiae Argyi) can be used in treating bleeding syndromes due to deficiency and Cold or Blood-Heat.

  • Warms the meridians and stops bleeding.
  • Disperses Cold and alleviates pain.
  • Dispels Dampness and stops itching.

Indications: It is used to stop prolonged menstrual, vaginal and uterine bleeding. It can calm restless foetus and alleviate lower abdominal pain due to Cold as well as menstrual pain. Ai ye can also be used for skin problems marked by Dampness and itching.

Dosage: 3 – 10g

Cautions and Contra-indications: Contra-indicated for Heat due to Yin deficiency.