Lalang Grass Rhizome, Rhizome of Lalang Grass
Lalang Grass Rhizome/ Bai Mao Gen
Lalang Grass Rhizome TCM uses:
- Eases water retention by promoting urination
- Helps to calm coughs with yellow oral discharge
- Helps to stop bleeding in inflammatory conditions
- Administrates the Lung, Stomach and Bladder Meridians
Contraindications: This herb should not be used where there is Cold associated with Spleen Deficiency.
Imperata is a species of grass native to Asia, India, Micronesia, and Australia. It is planted for ground cover and to prevent soil erosion near beach areas and other areas subject to erosion. It is used to make paper, thatch roofs, and woven into mats and bags. Imperata is often used medicinally for its antibiotic properties, as well as to stop bleeding, promote urination, and clear heat.
Health benefits of Imperata
Imperata is used to treat coughing blood, nosebleeds, and vomiting of blood. It treats edema, blood in the urine, and some types of jaundice. Imperata is also used to treat irritability, thirst, cough, wheezing, nausea, and vomiting. https://askdrmao.com/natural-health-dictionary/imperata/index.html
From the manufacturer:
The taste is sweet; It is cold in nature. Dry rhizomes are slender and cylindrical, sometimes branched, varying in length, usually 30-60 cm long, about 1.5 mm in diameter, milky white or yellowish-white on the surface, with light brown and slightly raised nodes; pitch about 3 cm. Light and tough, not easy to break. The cross-section is fibrous, the center is yellow-white, and there is a small hole. The outer ring is white and full, or there are numerous gaps like a wheel, and the outer ring and the center are easily peeled off.
Slightly fragrant, slightly sweet taste. Coarse fat, white color, no roots, the sweet taste is better. It enters the Lung, Stomach, Heart, and Bladder meridians.
Effects: Cooling blood, stopping bleeding, clearing away heat, and producing fluid, diuresis, and drenching. It has been used to cure fever, polydipsia, vomiting blood, bleeds, lung heat, dyspnea, stomach heat, gonorrhea, urination, edema, jaundice
Dosage: Oral administration: decoction, 10~30g, fresh product 30~60g; or mashed juice.
External use: Appropriate amount, fresh product mashed juice coating.
- Avoid use for weak, cold spleen and stomach and for those who are not thirsty
- Avoid use for shortness of breath due to cold, vomiting due to cold, damp phlegm, thirst, and fever
- Avoid use by persons who vomit blood due to deficiency and cold