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Introduction To Oriental Water Plantain Rhizome (ze xie)  









Oriental Water Plantain Rhizome (ze xie)

Rhizoma Alismatis

Properties: This herb is sweet and tasteless in flavour, cold in nature. It acts on the kidney and urinary bladder channels. Being sweet and tasteless for inducing diuresis and excreting dampness, and cold for clearing heat and removing fire, the herb can remove water dampness to alleviate edema, and is good at clearing heat and fire to eliminate fever of deficiency type. Therefore, it is often used to treat edema, abdominal distention, strangury due to heat with pain, fever due to Yin-deficiency and other syndromes.

Effects: Inducing diuresis, excreting dampness, eliminating heat and fire.


1. This herb can be used in combination with umbellate pore-fungus, poria, astragalus root, white atractylodes rhizome and other herbs for supplementing Qi, inducing diuresis and alleviating edema, to treat edema, abdominal distention and dysuria caused by spleen deficiency and excessive dampness; and with white atractylodes rhizome, atractylodes rhizome, poria, tangerine peel and other herbs for strengthening the spleen, removing dampness and eliminating fluid retention from the interior, to treat diarrhea due to spleen deficiency and excessive dampness, or treat dizziness due to phlegm retention and other syndromes.

2. This herb can be used in combination with phellodendron bark, rice paper pith, plantain seed and other herbs for clearing heat and dampness, to treat stranguria and leukorrhagia caused by downward flow of damp-heat; and with prepared rehmannia root, Chinese yam, moutan bark and other herbs for nourishing Yin and removing fire, such as Liuwei Dihuang Pill, to treat deficiency of kidney-yin, hectic fever due to Yin-deficiency and night sweating.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g.   


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Oriental Water Plantain Rhizome (ze xie) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Oriental Water Plantain Rhizome (ze xie) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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