Botanical Name: Curculiginis Rhizoma

Xian Mao

Xian Mao

Category: Tonify the Yang

Taste: Acrid, Toxic

Temperature: Hot

Channels Entered: Kidney

Dosage: 3-9g

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.