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Yu Mi Xu #1076M

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Pin Ying Name: Yu Mi Xu

Chinese Name: 玉米鬚

English Name: Cornsilk

Latin Name: Zea Mays

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bland
Neutral
Bladder
GallBladder
Liver
Kidney
9-60g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Promotes urination, reduces edema and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction

  • Lin Syndrome (Damp-Heat induced painful urinary dysfunction, especially Stone Lin) and edema
  • As a stand-alone herb in large doses for edema due to nephritis

Clears Damp-Heat from the Liver/ Gallbladder

  • Liver/Gallbladder Damp-Heat (with hepatitis, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis)

Removes jaundice

  • Jaundice (Yin or Yang)

Treats Xiao Ke

  • Wasting and thirsting (Xiao Ke)
Contraindications