September 4, 2018
Loquat leaves are not poisonous
There was a storyline in Story of Yan Xi Palace related to poisonous nature of loquat leaves leading to miscarriage of royal pregnancy.
CheckCheckCin: Shows are fiction after all so not everything should be taken literally! Loquat leaves are commonly used to treat hot lungs cough and there’s no differentiation between aged and new loquat leaves within traditional Chinese medicine. There are three types of loquat leaves- fresh, dried, and shredded. Fresh leaves have a layer of fur that may be cause throat sensitivity so consumption maybe worsen the cough and cause swelling in the throat. But it is not poisonous.
Loquat leaves are slightly cold in nature with a bitter flavor. It is mainly used to treat cough due to hot lungs, shortness of breath, vomitting, thirst. Some old wives cook loquat leaves to treat hot cough and believes it cannot be consumed with cold cough. Due to the cold nature of loquat leaves, it may worsen the condition and to abdominal pain and diarrhea. Those with asthenic cold body types should consume with caution. When in doubt, it is best to consult a practitioner.