|Ze Xie - Promote Urination and Relieve Edema
KD, UB (5-10g)
Ze Xie - ZeXie the Zebra
Whenever it started to rain Ze Xie had to pee
in the oasis.
Because they are already cold Zebras fear cold
climates (cc: KD yang deficiency or damp cold)
so much they get (cc: diarrhea) just thinking
English Name: alisma, Oriental water plantain rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma alismatis
Properties: sweet, bland, cold
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
||promotes urination, leaches out damp
||drains KD fire
Actions and 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)
- 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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