Curculigo Rhizome (Xianmao)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma curculiginis|
|Botanical Name:||Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.|
|Common Name:||Curculigo rhizome
|Source of Earliest Record:||Haiyao Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The rhizomes are dug in early spring. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, hot and toxic|
|Functions:||To warm the kidney and strengthen yang
To dispel cold and dampness
|Indications and Combinations:||Weakness of kidney yang manifested as impotence, frigidity and cold pain in the lower back and knees due to obstruction by invasion of wind-cold dampness.
*Use with Epimedium (Yinyanghuo).
|Dosage:||10-15 g (It can be used as decoction, pill or ointment.)|
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient yin and excessive fire.|