The Effect of Rhizoma Cibotii
Pungent, bitter, sweet, warm; liver and kidney meridians entered.
Dispel wind-damp, tonify liver and kidney, strengthen waist and knees.
A. Arthralgia syndrome due to wind-damp
Being pungent, bitter and warm with the actions of dispelling wind, expelling cold and removing dampness, while sweet with tonifying liver and kidney, strengthening waist and knees, and consolidating tendons and bones, it is most suitable for treating deficiency of liver and kidney accompanied by waist pain, stiffness of spine and difficulty in bending and stretching due to pathogenic wind, cold and dampness, and often combined with liver-kidney tonics and waist-knees strengthening herbs, such as Du Zhong, Xu Duan and Sang Ji Sheng, etc.
B. Sores and weakness of waist and knees
It has the actions of tonifying liver and kidney, and strengthening waist and knees, can be used to treat deficiency of liver and kidney, sores and weakness of waist and knees, and weakness of lower extremities. It can be combined with liver-kidney tonics, for example, Du Zhong, Niu Xi, Shu Di and Lu Jiao Jiao, etc.
C. Furthermore, it has a slight action of warming, tonifying and securing.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 6～12 g.