Rhizoma Anemarrhenae for Infectious Diseases, Fever, and Diabetes

[Name]
Rhizoma Anemarrhenae

[Chinese Name]
Zhi Mu

[Parts Used and Preparation]
Rhizome

[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
Bitter, sweet; cold

[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Lung, Stomach and Kidney

[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb can clear the pathogenic Heat and Fire factors, and nourish Yin.

[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases with the symptoms of high fever, irritability, and thirst.
• Cough caused by the pathogenic Heat factor in the Lung, or the factor of Yin-deficiency.
• Low-grade fever and night sweats caused by Yin-deficiency in the Kidney and/or Lung.
• Diabetes with the symptoms of thirst and polyuria.

[Recommended Dosages]
6–12 grams. Add water to make decoctions.

[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
Because the herb has cold and moistening effects, it should not be used by those having diarrhea or with Spleen-deficiency.

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