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Xian Mao

Xian Mao
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Xian Mao (Rhizoma Curculiginis)

  1. Rhizoma Curculiginis
  2. 仙茅
  3. Common Curculigo Rhizome

The Effect of Xian Mao


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


Warm kidney, invigorate yang, dispel cold and dampness.


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.


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