Zhi Mu

Review Zhi Mu Forms and Sizes Below

Common Name: American Dragon
Botanical Name: Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Zhi Mu
Zhi Mu Dosage: Follow healthcare professional or doctor's instructions.
Zhi Mu Precautions:
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Don't use with deficiency of spleen and stomach.

Zhi Mu Benefits & Information

The Anemarrhena plant is a member of the lily family and is cultivated in China as a decorative plant. The roots are collected and dried for medicinal purposes. Traditionally the zhi mu is used to promote oral health, for respiratory concerns,  and to ease lower back pain.

Medicinal Benefits of Teas and Herbs

Zhi Mu comes with a myriad of advantages to enhance your well-being. Explore the following five remarkable benefits it offers:

Heat-Clearing and Cooling Properties: Zhi Mu is traditionally believed to have cooling and heat-clearing properties in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is often used to help reduce excess heat in the body, making it suitable for conditions associated with inflammation, fever, and heat-related symptoms.

Moisturizing and Yin-Nourishing: Zhi Mu is thought to have moisturizing properties and is often used in TCM to nourish Yin, which represents the cooling, moistening, and calming aspects of the body. This makes it suitable for conditions associated with Yin deficiency, such as dryness in the respiratory or reproductive systems.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Some studies suggest that Zhi Mu may have anti-inflammatory effects, which could be beneficial for conditions characterized by inflammation. This property aligns with its traditional use for addressing inflammatory conditions in TCM.

Respiratory Health: Zhi Mu is commonly included in traditional herbal formulas to support respiratory health. It is believed to have a soothing effect on the respiratory system and may be used to alleviate symptoms associated with respiratory conditions, such as coughs and throat irritation.

Hormonal Balance: In TCM, Zhi Mu is sometimes used to support hormonal balance, particularly in women. It is believed to have a regulatory effect on the body's Yin and Yang balance, making it potentially beneficial for women experiencing imbalances in their reproductive hormones.

Zhi Mu Properties: Cold, Bitter
Zhi Mu Channels: Kidney, Stomach, Lung
Zhi Mu Chemical Components:

Herbs that Combine With Zhi Mu 

Goji Berry   Patchouli   Astragalus   Huai Niu Xi


References: https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Anemarrhena-Cid3074





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