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Zhi Mu #1105

Pin Ying Name: Zhi Mu

Chinese Name: 知母

English Name: Anemarrhena

Latin Name: Anemarrhenae, Rhizoma

Herbs That Clean Heat and Drain Fire: Clear Heat in the Qi Stage
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
6-12g 30g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and drains Fire (Clears Heat from the Qi Stage, from the Lungs and from the Stomach)

  • Heat in the Qi Stage with high fever, irritability, restlessness, thirst and a rapid, flooding pulse.
  • Lung Heat and Dryness with cough and expectoration of thick, yellow Phlegm
  • Yang Ming Heat
  • Stomach Heat

Nourishes Yin and moistens Dryness

  • Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency with night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low grade fever, Five Sole Heat and bleeding gums
  • Stomach Yin Deficiency
  • Kidney Heat with spermatorrhea, nocturnal emissions and an abnormally elevated sex drive

Generates Fluids, clears Deficiency Fire and quenches thirst

  • Oral ulcers and inflammation, steaming bones and Xiao Ke (diabetes) due to Yin Deficiency

Ameliorates the Dryness of tonifying or warming herbs

  • For use with herbs such as Rx. Astragali Huang Qi, Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi, Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi when there is concern that these herbs may be too drying
  • Contraindicated in those with diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated in those with Cold from Spleen Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated in those with impotence coupled with quick arousal and quick ejaculation.
  • Contraindicated in those with a weak Spleen.
  • Contraindicated in those with inability to digest food.
  • Contraindicated in those with Stomach Deficiency with no thought of eating.
  • Contraindicated in those with Kidney Yang Deficiency.