Imperata Rhizome (Bai Mao Gen)


Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen)

Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Imperatae

Botanical Name: Imperata cylindrical Beauv. var. major (Nees.) C. E. Hubb.

Common Name: Imperata rhizome, Woody grass

Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing

Part Used: The rhizomes are dug in spring or autumn, cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into small pieces.

Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet and cold

Meridians: Lung, stomach and urinary bladder

Therapeutic Effects:
1. To cool blood and stop bleeding.

2. To clear heat and promote urination.

1. Hemorrhages due to extravasation of blood by heat. Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen) is used with Biota tops (Cebaiye), Small thistle (Xiaoji) and Cattail pollen (Puhuang).

2. Hot urination, edema and damp-heat jaundice. Imperata rhizome (Baimaogen) is used with Plantain seed (Cheqianzi) and Lysimachia (Jinqiancao).

Dosage: 15-30 g (30-60 g, if fresh herb)

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