Ze Xie


Ze Xie in TCM:

Explore the properties of Ze Xie according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: alisma, Oriental water plantain rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma alismatis
Properties: sweet, bland, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: UB, KD

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, clears deficent heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes Urination, Leaches out damp (dizziness, vertigo due to fluid retention of ear; damp stagnation with urinary difficulty, PUD, luekorrhea, edema, diarrhea, especially useful for damp-heat in lower jiao)
  • Drains KD Fire (xiao ke; KD yin deficiency with nocturnal emission; tinnitus, dizziness)
  • (cc: KD yang deficiency or damp-cold; spermatorrhea or vaginal discharge)
  • (cc: caution with abnormal function of KD - associated with diarrhea)

    Special Notes:
  • Compare with Fu Ling
  • Tonic herbs may create heat in the body as KD fire, Ze Xie is commonly combined with tonic herbs to prevent this.


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