Xian Mao


Xian Mao in TCM:

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

English Name: curculigo, common curculigo rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Curclingis
Properties: toxic, acrid, hot

Temperature: hot

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: toxic, pungent
Tonifies: yang

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears damp

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies the KD and fortifies the Yang (impotence, nocturnal emission, urine incontinence, lack of sex drive, infertility due to cold womb or cold essence; modern use for menopause hypertension)
  • Strengthen bones and tendons; expels damp-cold (dispels wind damp cold with generalized pain; weakness and pain in bones and sinews, lower back and knees pain; also for cold diarrhea due to SP and KD yang deficiency)
  • (note: Toxic! short term use only!)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin deficient fire)