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Yu Mi Xu (Cornsilk)

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Neutral Yu Mi Xu (Stylus Zeae Mays)
Channels:
BL, GB, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Stylus Zeae Mays
Chinese:
玉米须
Tone Marks:
yù mĭ xū
Translation:
Jade Rice Whiskers

Actions

  • Promote and Unblocks Urination, Reduce Edema
    For edema especially if due to nephritis, swelling, painful urination that is hot or burning with possible dribbling, and painful urination with stones. Also for diabetes.
  • Clear Damp-Heat from Liver and Gallbladder
    For hepatitis, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, and hypertension with signs of damp-heat.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • Caution should be used when using prescription diuretics though adverse interactions are undocumented.
  • Caution should be used when taking coumadin since this herb contains vitamin K, which affects clotting time.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 15-30 grams or 45-60 grams in severe cases in decoction 12
  • 15-30 grams in decoction 13

Notes

  • The sweet and bland taste of this herb flushes dampness from the body.

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