Nuo Dao Gen Xu - Glutinous Rice Root

TCM Materia Medica

Nuo Dao Gen Xu TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "nuo dao gen xu" which in english is "glutinous rice root", is categorized within the "herbs that stabilize and bind" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and lung channels and exhibits neutral (ping) 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:

  • Dosage: 15-60g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Stops sweating caused by deficiency - nightsweats, spontaneous sweats.
  • Deficient yin fevers.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, nuo dao gen xu is generally included in the following 1 formula:

  • Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan (Tonify the Lungs Formula with Gelatin) - Lung yin deficiency with strong heat signs and/or bleeding …
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    As noted above, nuo dao gen xu is within the herbs that stabilize and bind functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

    (truncated intro "... stabilizing and binding herbs most often have sour and astringent properties. they are useful for conditions involving excess discharges …)".

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