Botanical Name: Alismatis Rhizoma

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Category: Drain Dampness

Taste: Sweet, Bland
Temperature: Cold
Channels Entered: Bladder, Kidney

Dosage: 4.5-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in those with sunken middle burner qi.

Actions & Indications:

  • Promotes urination and leaches out dampness:  for the stagnation associated with dampness with such symptoms as urinary difficulty, edema, painful urinary dribbling, diarrhea, or dizziness.  Especially useful when there is damp-heat in the lower burner.
  • Settles ministerial fire in the Kidneys by draining damp-heat from the lower burner: spermatorrhea due to lower burner damp-heat disturbing the ministerial fire of the Kidneys.