TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "geng mi" which in english is "rice", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify qi" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine, lung, small intestine and spleen channels and exhibits cool and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Geng Mi, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence spleen qi deficiency.
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, geng mi is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, geng mi is within the herbs that tonify qi functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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