- Oriental Water Plantain Rhizome
- Alismatis Rhizoma
|Medicinal Group||Dampness-draining diuretic medicinal|
Dried tuber of Alisma orientalis (Sam.) Juzep. (Fam. Alismataceae)
|Nature and Flavors||sweet; cold|
|Meridian Affinity||Kidney, Bladder|
To cause urination, and remove damp-heat
Edema with oliguria; diarrhea, oliguria, vertigo due to retention of morbid fluid; acute urinary infection with difficult painful urination; hyperlipemia
- Herbs (consisting Rhizoma Alismatis) combined with western medicines showed better effect in treating tinnitus than using western medicines alone.
Use with caution during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Can cause remnant kidney interstitial infiltration of inflammatory cells and tubule damage of 1/2 nephrectomized rat, remnant kidney interstitial infiltration of inflammatory cells and tubule damage 
- 祝建輝、鮑曉榮、何華平、張清 (2007)。<澤瀉腎毒性研究>。中藥藥理與臨床，3。
- Yang D.J. (1989). Tinnitus treated with combined traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. , 9(5):270-1, 259-60.