Information on Loquat

Latin NameEriobotrya japonica
Other NamesPi Pa Ye
Part UsedLeaf
Herb FormsSyrup, bulk herb.
AffectsDigestive system, Respiratory system
CautionsAvoid large doses. Not for long-term use; contains cyanide-like compounds, but safe to use when following the traditional uses and dose of loquat preparations.
Botanical InfoA spreading tree to twenty-five feet in the Rose family with large, stiff, glossy leaves and small edible and sweet yellow to orange fruits.
DescriptionLoquat leaves expel phlegm from the lungs and allay coughing. In Chinese medicine loquat leaves are said to clear heat from the stomach and are used for vomiting, nausea, and belching.

Loquat has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.


Decoction1 cup 2-3 x daily
Syrupfollow label directions

Ailments Treated by Loquat

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Whooping coughantitussivesyrup
Nauseagastric sedativetea
Cough, acuteantitussive, antispasmodic, expectoranttea, syrups, pills


Bensky, D. and A. Gamble. 1986. Chinese Herbal Medicine. Seattle: Eastland Press.