Anemarrhena ( 知母 )... Chinese Herb ...
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Part of Plant Used
Lung, Stomach, Kidney
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.
Cautions in Use
Do not use if there is watery diarrhea ( TCM : deficient Spleen).