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Zhi Mu

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Name: Anemarrhena Rhizome (知母)

Pinyin: Zhi Mu

Pharm. Name: Rhizoma Anemarrhenae






Sweet, Bitter

Clear heat and purge fire (clear the excess heat at qi system and clear the excess heat of lung and stomach), nourish yin, and moisten dryness

Lung, Stomach, Kidney, DU

6-12g, 30g (Maximum)



The rhizome of the perennial herbaceous plant “Anemarrhena Asphodeloides”. Being bitter and sweet in flavor and cold in nature, this herb is good for clearing heat and has the actions of moistening and clearing heat and purging fire by entering lung and stomach meridians. It works the same as Shi Gao in the light of clearing excess heat at the qi system. It also helps in curing coughs due to lung heat and dry cough due to yin deficiency, stomach heat syndrome manifested as thirst due to fluids consumption, and Kidney yin deficiency with hyperactivity of deficiency fire.


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