Botanical Name: Gastrodiae Rhizoma

Tian Ma

Tian Ma

Category: Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors

Taste: Sweet
Temperature: Neutral
Channels Entered: Liver

Dosage: 3-9g

Key Characteristics:

  • Calms the Liver with gentle nourishment
  • Extinguishes wind

Cautions and Contraindications:

  • None

Actions and Indications:

  • Calms the Liver, extinguishes wind, and controls spasms and tremors: a very important herb for treating internal stirring of Liver wind, whether caused by heat or cold.  Used for headache, dizziness, childhood convulsions, epilepsy, tonic-clonic spasms, opisthotonos, tetany, and wind-stroke.
  • Extinguishes wind and alleviates pain: for headaches, dizziness, and migrains headaches that occur with wind-phlegm patterns.  Also used for wind-stroke with hemiplegia, dizziness, and numbness in the extremities.  Can be used for both excessive and deficienct conditions.
  • Disperses painful obstruction: for wind-damp bi with pain and numbness of the lower back and extremities.