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仙茅

Xian Mao
Xian Mao #

Name

Xian Mao (Rhizoma Curculiginis)

  1. Xian Mao
  2. Common Curculigo Rhizome
  3. Rhizoma Curculiginis

The Effect of 仙茅

Property

Sweet, pungent, hot; little toxin, liver and kidney meridians entered.

Actions

Warm kidney, invigorate yang, dispel cold and dampness.

Indications

Kidney yang deficiency, chronic cold, damp arthralgia, cold pain, diarrhea due to yang deficiency of spleen and kidney.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~15 g, dissolved in wine, or prepared into pill and powder.

Cations

It is contraindicated in cases of yin deficiency with effulgent fire, and long term usage, because it is toxic.