Bai Mao Gen
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Bai Mao Gen #1055

Name: Imperata (白茅根)

Pinyin: Bai Mao Gen

Latin: Imperatae, Rhizoma

Properties:

Taste

Characteristics

Organs

Dosage

Sweet

Cool/Stops Bleeding, Promotes Urination

Lung, Stomach, Small Intestine, Bladder

9-30g

 

Description:

A rhizome perennial herb mainly from many areas around China. This herb is sweet in flavor, and helps clear any excessive heat in the blood system to stop the bleeding from happening. When treating frequent hematuria by both deficiency and heat, it is combined with different tonics. In addition, the herb is also use for emesis due to stomach heat because of the action of clearing stomach-heat to stop vomiting, as well as cough and dyspnea due to lung heat because of the action of clearing lung-heat to stop cough.