- Lalang Grass Rhizome
- Imperatae Rhizoma
|Medicinal Group||Blood-cooling hemostatic medicinal|
Dried rhizome of Imperata cylindrica Beauv. Var. major (Nees) C.E. Hubb. (Fam. Gramineae)
|Nature and Flavors||sweet; cold|
|Meridian Affinity||Lung, Stomach, Bladder|
To cool the blood to stop bleeding, remove heat and cause urination
Haematemesis, epistaxis and hematuria due to heat in the blood; febrile diseases with thirst; jaundice; urinary infection with difficult painful urination; edema in acute nephritis
- Shufeng Liangxue Decoction (consisting of imperata rhizome) is effective and safe in treating hormone dependence dermatitis, with the efficacy better and relapse rate lower than those of treatment with Western medicine alone.
- Bai YS, Zhou CY, Wang JQ. (2008). Clinical observation on auxiliary treatment of hormone dependence dermatitis by shufeng liangxue decoction. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. , 28(12):1121-3.