Zhi Mu (Lab Tested)

Zhi Mu (Lab Tested)

Zhi Mu (Lab Tested)

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 6-12 grams in decoction - Bensky
Potency 1:1
Taste Bitter, Sweet - Bensky
Properties Cold - Bensky
Contraindications Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach, or diarrhea. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology High fever, irritability, thirst; Cough with expectoration of thick and yellow sputum; Exhaustion, night sweats, steaming bone disorder, afternoon fever, low-grade fever, heat in the five centers, bleeding gums; spermatorrhea, nocturnal emissions, abnormally elevated sex drive; Oral ulcers; inflammation, wasting and thirsting disorder - Bensky
Actions Clears fire and nourishes the yin of the Lungs, Stomach, and Kidneys
Pattern Heat, Fire; Lung and Kidney deficiency; Yin deficiency - Bensky
Channels Entered Lung, Stomach, Kidney - Bensky
Pulse Rapid, flooding - Bensky

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Chinese name Zhi Mu
English name Anemarrhena Rhizome; Anemarrhena aspheloides
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Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Clears heat and drains fire:  for high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid, flooding pulse in patterns of heat from excess in the Lungs and Stomach.  Also for cough due to heat in the Lungs with expectoration of thick,  yellow sputum.*
  • Enriches the yin and moistens dryness:  for exhaustion or deficiency of Lung and Kidney yin with such heat signs as night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low-grade fevers, heat in the five centers, and bleeding gums.  Also for such Kidney heat signs as spermatorrhea, nocturnal emissions, and abnormally elevated sex drive.*
  • Generates fluids and clears heat:  for oral ulcers and inflammation due to yin deficiency, and for wasting and thirsting disorder.*
  • Ameliorates the dryness of tonifying or warming substances:  for circumstances when tonifying herbs, such as Astragali Radix (huang qi) , or warming herbs, such as Cinnamomi Ramulus (gui zhi) and Aconiti Radix lateralis preparata (zhi fu zi), are used, but there is concern that they not be too drying.*

Zhi Mu - Anemarrhena aspheloides (Lab Tested)

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