Anemarrhena – Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae)

zhimuSource: Zhi Mu – the rhizome of a pernnial herbaceous plant, Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge, family Liliaceae.

Function: Zhi Mu clears heat and purges fire. Zhi Mu also nourishes yin and moistens dryness.

Application: Zhi Mu is often used for fever due to deficiency of yin. Zhi Mu can also be used for night sweats, restlessness, fever, thirst and constipation.