Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae) is from the tuber of Gastrodia elata BI., family Orchidaceae. The medicinal material is collected in the winter and spring when the plant buds, or when the stem is dried. It is then boiled in water, or steamed and dried over a mild fire.
Category: Calm the liver to extinguish wind.
Common Name: Gastrodia Rhizome.
Channels Enetered: Liver.
Indications: Clinical indications for use include:
- Internal Liver-Wind with convulsions.
- Dizziness and headache due to hyperactivity of Liver-Yang and for Wind-Phlegm.
- Painful obstruction caused by Wind and Dampness, numbness of the extremities and shaking of the hands and feet.
Dosage: 3 – 10g
Cautions and Contra-Indications: None.