Alismatis (泽泻) ...Chinese Herb...
Alismatis Plantago Aquaticae; Alismatis
of Plant Used
Tuberous stem (bulb)
This herb is most often used in formulas for its ability to gently promote
urination; also used to treat blood in the urine, difficulty in urination,
diarrhea, thirst, and phlegm retention; may also be used for pelvic infections,
leukorrhea (mucousy vaginal discharge), herpes, abdominal bloating, kidney
stones, and diabetic syndrome.
Usages and Functions
For urinary-tract heat-damp imbalances without the strong yin-injuring effect
of many other herbs and diuretics that drain dampness.
Formulas Used In
Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia Eight; Immortal Long Life Pill;
Gentiana; Hoelen Five; Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit; Rehmannia and Magnetitum;
Rehmannia Eight; Rehmannia Six.
Long-term usage of alismatis can irritate the intestines. Do not use with
deficient Kidney Yang or damp cold with leakage of sperm or with leukorrhea.