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XIANG MAO            by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu

  香 茅             

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Latin botanical name:   Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf

Common Name: lemon grass

Characteristics and channel (meridian) relation:  Acrid, warm, anti inflammatory, analgesic 

Uses: headache, stomachache, diarrhea; rheumatism, contusion, hematoma, irregular menses, postpartum edema.

Example of Usages: Chronic back pain and rheumatism: xiang mao, shan xiang (山 香 ) , guo shan xiang (過 山 香 ), jin gou ji ( 金 狗 脊)18 grams each,  add water and double boil. Taken orally. Headache due to cold: fresh xiang mao 40 grams boiled with water and taken orally. Contusion and hematoma: 40-60 grams of fresh xiang mao boiled with water and taken orally.

Dosage: 10-15 grams or few drops of the oil extract.

Note: Fresh xiang mao (lemon grass) is not sold in Chinese herb stores but can be found in Vietnamese / Chinese market or East Indian market in America. Sometimes it can be found in Super Markets in California. It is sold in market places in South East Asia.



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