Alismatis Rhizome (Ze Xie)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma Alismatis|
|Botanical Name:||Alisma Orientalis (Sam.) Juzep.
|Common Name:||Alismatis Rhizome, Water Plantain Tuber|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The rhizomes are dug in winter. After the fibrous roots and bark have been removed, the rhizomes are soaked in water, cut into slices and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet or no taste and cold|
|Meridian:||Kidney and urinary bladder|
|Functions:||To transform dampness and promote water metabolism|
|Indications and Combinations:||Dysuria, turbid urine, edema, diarrhea and profuse leukorrhea, or retention of phlegm and fluids, leading to dizziness, vertigo, palpitation and cough. Difficulty in urination, thirst, abdominal bloating, kidney stones, diabetic syndrome.
*Use with Poria (Fu ling), Umbellate pore-fungus (Zhu ling) and White atractylodes (Bai zhu) in the formula Wuling San.
|Cautions:||Long-term use of alismatis can irritate the intestines. Do not use with deficient Kidney Yang or damp cold with leakage of sperm or with leukorrhea.|