Bai Mao Gen
Name: Imperata (白茅根)
Pinyin: Bai Mao Gen
Pharm. Name: Rhizoma Imperatae
Cool/Stops Bleeding, Promotes Urination
Lung, Stomach, Small Intestine, Bladder
A rhizome perennial herb mainly from many areas around China. This herb is sweet in flavor, and helps clear any excessive heat in the blood system to stop the bleeding from happening. When treating frequent hematuria by both deficiency and heat, it is combined with different tonics. In addition, the herb is also use for emesis due to stomach heat because of the action of clearing stomach-heat to stop vomiting, as well as cough and dyspnea due to lung heat because of the action of clearing lung-heat to stop cough.