Bai Mao Gen


Bai Mao Gen in TCM:

Explore the properties of Bai Mao Gen according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: imperata, lalang grass rhizome, Wooly grass rz.
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Imperatae
Properties: sweet, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, ST, SI, UB

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Cools blood; stops bleeding (epistaxis and hemoptysis; also blood in urine and hematemesis)
  • Clears heat; promotes urination (hot lin, bloody lin, dysuria, edema, jaundice, in modern use for nephritis)
  • Clears heat from LU and ST (nausea and thirst due to ST heat; coughing, wheezing due to LU heat)

    Special Notes:
  • Bai Mao Gen is a diuretic, be careful when prescribing it with other diuretic drugs.
  • A decoction of 18g Zhi Zi with 120g fresh Bai Mao Gen given after meals or before bed time was effective in stopping epistaxis

  • (cc: SP deficient cold)