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Common Anemarrhena Rhizome


Chinese Name Zhimu
Latin Rhizoma Anemarrhenae
English Name Common Anemarrhena Rhizome
Key Characteristics Herb that cleans heat
Source Dried rhizome of Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bge.
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Bitter, sweet, cold; Lung, Stomach, Kidney

To remove heat and quench fire, and promote the production of body fluids and remove dryness

Indications Externally contracted fever, high fever with thirst, heat in the lung with dry cough, bone-steaming tidal fever, wasting-thirst due to internal heat, constipation, in addition, used for prostatic hypertrophy. 

It is forbidden to give to patients with cold and deficiency in the spleen and stomach, or loose stools.

Chemical Composition

It contains many kinds of timosaponin and polysaccharides.


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