Anemarrhena Rhizome (ZhiMu)
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Clears Heat and drains Fire (Clears Heat from the Qi Stage, from the Lungs and from the Stomach)；
Nourishes Yin and moistens Dryness；
Generates Fluids, clears Deficiency Fire and quenches thirst；
Ameliorates the Dryness of tonifying or warming herbs
Heat in the Qi Stage with high fever, irritability, restlessness, thirst and a rapid, flooding pulse；
Lung Heat and Dryness with cough and expectoration of thick, yellow Phlegm；Yang Ming Heat；Stomach Heat；
Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency with night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low grade fever, Five Sole Heat and bleeding gums；(Stomach Yin Deficiency)
Kidney Heat with spermatorrhea, nocturnal emissions and an abnormally elevated sex drive；
Oral ulcers and inflammation, steaming bones and Xiao Ke (diabetes) due to Yin Deficiency；
For use with herbs such as Rx. Astragali Huang Qi, Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi, Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi when there is concern that these herbs may be too drying
Contraindicated in those with diarrhea.
Contraindicated in those with Cold from Spleen Deficiency.
Contraindicated in those with impotence coupled with quick arousal and quick ejaculation.
Contraindicated in those with a weak Spleen.
Contraindicated in those with inability to digest food.
Contraindicated in those with Stomach Deficiency with no thought of eating.
Contraindicated in those with Kidney Yang Deficiency.
Use this herb with caution in conjunction with insulin, sulfonylureas and other antidiabetic drugs such as tolbutamide (Orinase), glipizide (Glucotrol) and glyburide (DiaBeta/Micronase) as there may be a synergistic effect leading to hypoglycemia.