Pinyin: xian mao
ENGLISH NAME: Curculigo
LATIN NAME: Curculiginis Rhizoma
Channels Entered: Kidney
Safety Index: toxic
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Warms the Kidney and Fortifies Vang
2. Dispels Cold and Damp. Treats Bi Zheng (Painful Obstruction Syndrome)
3 to 10 grams in decoction. Xian Mao is also used as a medicinal tincture, pills or powder.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Xian Mao is contraindicated in patients with yin-deficient fire or excess heat syndromes. Xian Mao is toxic and hot, and is not recommended for long-term use.
• Use of Xian Mao may be associated with side effects such as numbness or swelling of the tongue, which can be relieved by taking Da Huang (Radix et Rhizorna Rhei) or Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae).