Cibot Rhizome (Gouji)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma Cibotii|
|Botanical Name:||Cibotium barometz (L.) J. Sm.|
|Common Name:||Cibot rhizome
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The rhizomes are dug in autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the rhizomes are soaked in wine for one day, steamed, cut into slices and dried in the sun.
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, sweet, and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver and Kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify liver and kidneys
To strengthen bones and tendons
To expel wind and dampness
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficiency of the liver and kidneys manifested as soreness and pain in the lower back and knees.
*Use with Eucommia bark (Duzhong), Teasel root (Xuduan) and Cyathula root (Niuxi).
2. Deficient liver and kidneys accompanied by invasion of wind and dampness manifested as soreness and pain in the lower back and knees and motor impairment.
*Use with Cinnamon twigs (Guizhi), Large-leaf gentian root (Qinjiao) and Futokadsura stem (Haifengteng).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with dysuria, scanty, yellow or brown urine, bitter taste in the mouth or dryness of the tongue.|