Botanical Name: Curculiginis Rhizoma
Category: Tonify the Yang
Taste: Acrid, Toxic
Channels Entered: Kidney
Key Characteristics: Vigorously warms the fire at the gate of vitality and the Kidney yang and expels cold-dampness.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in patterns of yin deficiency with heat signs.
- Long term use is not recommended.
Actions & Indications:
- Tonifies the Kidneys and fortifies the yang: for impotence, urinary incontinence, nocturnal emissions, and irregular menstruation from Kidney yang deficiency. This herb is used for infertility from either a cold womb or cold essence.
- Expels cold and eliminates dampness: for obstinate cold-damp painful obstruction with generalized pain, a sense of weakness in the bones and sinews, and lower back and knee pain. Especially useful for cold abdominal or lower back pain.