Burreed Tuber (Sanleng)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma Sparganii|
|Botanical Name:||Sparganium stoloniferum Buch.-Ham.|
|Common Name:||Burreed tuber
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Shiyi|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The rhizomes are dug in winter or spring. After the fibrous roots have been removed the rhizomes are dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and neutral|
|Meridian:||Liver and spleen|
|Functions:||To invigorate blood and move stagnation
To promote Qi circulation and stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Qi and blood stagnation manifested as amenorrhea, abdominal pain and epigastric or abdominal masses.
*Use with Zedoary (Ezhu) in the formula Ezhu Wan.
2. Retention of food and Qi stagnation manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and pain.
*Use with Zedoary (Ezhu), Green tangerine peel (Qingpi) and Germinated barley (Maiya).
|Cautions:||Prepared with vinegar can help the function of stopping pain. This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy and during profuse menstrual flow.|