Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat Fam Asteraceae

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Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. (Fam. Asteraceae) I. Branch with flowers; 2—3. Flowers; 4. Stamen english name lamb of tartary part used dried rhizome

Rhizoma Cibotii is produced in the provinces of Fujian, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang. Collected in autumn, the rhizome is heated in hot sand and cut into slices.

flavor, property, and channel tropism

Bitter and sweet in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Liver and Kidney channels.

functions

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney, strengthens the muscles and bones, expels Wind Dampness.

clinical use and major combinations

For lower back pain, stiffness of the spine, difficulty in turning the body, and weakness of knees and feet, it is used with Cortex Eucommiae Ul-moidis (Du Zhong), Radix Dipsaci (Xu Duan), and Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae (Niu Xi). For profuse leukorrhea or incontinence.

dosage and administration

10—15 g, decocted in water for an oral dose.

precautions

It is contraindicated in patients with difficulty urinating and a bitter taste in the mouth due to Kidney Deficiency with Heat.

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