Radix Oryzae


The root and stem base of Oryza sativa L. var. glutinosa Matsum, family Gramineae.

Roots shrunken to form irregular masses, 6-12 cm in size, yellow-white to grey-yellow. The upper end remained with remnants of terete and hollow stem bases covered by several layers of leaf sheathes; the lower end with clusters of slender fibrous roots. Light in weight, soft in texture. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to heart and liver channels.

Stop cold sweat, lower asthenic fever: For spontaneous perspiration due to deficiency of vital energy, night sweat due to yin-deficiency, or pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic hepatitis and neurasthenia with hectic fever of yin-deficiency type.

Pharmacological Action
1. Antisudorific.
2. Insecticidal.
3. Stomachic.

Administration Decoction: 20-50g.


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