Homalomena Rhizome (Qiannianjian)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma Homalomenae|
|Botanical Name:||Homalomena occulta (Lour.) Schott|
|Common Name:||Homalomena rhizome|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Gangmu Shiyi|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The rhizomes are dug in spring or autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the rhizomes are cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and dampness
To strengthen tendons and bones
|Indications and Combinations:||Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as cold sensation and pain in the lower back and knees and spasms or numbness of the lower limbs.
*Soaked in wine with Tiger’s bone (Hugu), Cyathula root (Niuxi) and Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi).