Anemarrhena ( 知母 )... Chinese Herb ...

Latin Plant Name

Anemarrhenae Asphodeloidis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Zhi Mu

Common English Name

Anemarrhena

Part of Plant Used

Root

Nature

Cold

Taste

Bitter

Meridians Entered

Lung, Stomach, Kidney

Common Usages

This herb is often used in formulas to treat coughs with yellow phlegm, fever, dry stools, and other internal heat conditions; and to treat diabetics with symptoms of irritability and fever ( TCM : Yin-deficiency heat symptoms).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Clears heat and quells fire; nurtures yin and moistens dry conditions; drains heat in the Lower Burner; generates fluids and clears heat.

Common Formulas Used In

Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia; Xanthium and Magnolia.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use if there is watery diarrhea ( TCM : deficient Spleen).



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