rhizome of Cibotium barometz (L,.) J.Sm., family Dicksoniaceae.
Rhizome irregular in breadth and length, 30 cm at the longest. The fresh
one densely covered by long golden hairs, with several remnant petioles
at the upper part and fibrous roots at the lower part. Prepared as oblong
pieces after the hairs and rootlets removed, section appearing yellow,
5-8 cm in diameter; a ring of hard protruding endodermis appearing near
the cortex. Homogenous and somewhat farinaceous in texture, bitter and
sweet in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to liver and kidney channels.
the liver and kidney, strengthen the bones and muscles, expel wind-dampness
and ease the joint: For deficiency of liver and kidney manifested as chronic
rheumatism, backache, flaccidity and immovability of lower extremities,
frequent micturition, enuresis or leucorrhagia.