Homalomena Rhizome (Qian Nian Jian)


Homalomena rhizome (Qiannianjian)

Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Homalomenae

Botanical Name: Homalomena occulta (Lour.) Schott

Common Name: Homalomena rhizome

Source of Earliest Record: Bencao Gangmu Shiyi

Part Used: The rhizomes are dug in spring or autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the rhizomes are cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into slices.

Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter, pungent and warm

Meridians: Liver and kidney

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To dispel wind and dampness.

2. To strengthen tendons and bones.

Indications & Combinations: Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as cold sensation and pain in the lower back and knees and spasms or numbness of the lower limbs. Homalomena rhizome (Qiannianjian) is soaked in wine with Tiger’s bone (Hugu), Cyathula root (Niuxi) and Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi).

Dosage: 5-10 g

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