Alisma’s leaves take different shapes depending on whether the leaves grow above or in the water, and the plant rarely reaches a height of more than 30 in (0.9 m).
Alisma, a member of the plant family Alismataceae, is a herb commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The medicinal part of the plant is the dried root of Alisma plantago-aquatica..
Alisma is a diuretic and is used to rid the body of excess water, it has been used for centuries in China. Alisma is used primarily to treat conditions of damp heat associated with the kidney, bladder, and urinary tract. It has mild and safe tonic qualities that especially affect the kidney and bladder. It is used to treat kidney stones, pelvic infections, nephritis, and other urinary tract infections, as well as yellowish discharges from the vagina. Alisma is also believed to have an antibacterial action that helps control infection.
In China, alisma is also used to help rid the body of phlegm, to reduce feelings of abdominal bloating, and to treat diabetes.Outside of China, alisma leaves are sometimes used medicinally. They can be applied externally to bruises and swellings, or taken internally to treat kidney and urinary tract inflammations. The roots are also used for kidney and urinary tract disorders, as well as to lower blood pressure and to treat severe diarrhea.
What the benefit?
2. Prevents fatty liver;
3. Induces interferon;
4. Anti- tumor and anti-allergic;
5. Hypoglycemic and hypotensive;
6. Lowers blood lipids: total cholesterol, inhibits hardening of main artery;
7. Anti-pyretic (lowering fever) and anti-bacterial (inhibits mycobacterium tuberculosis);
8. Galactagogue (promote milk secretion).
What are the applications?
1. Pharmaceutical raw materials;
2. Food and Drink for health care;
3. Food additive and supplements.
Packing & Storage:
Pack in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. Net Weight: 25kgs/paper-drum.
1kg-5kgs plastic bag inside with aluminum foil bag outside. Net Weight: 20kgs-25kgs/paper-drum.
Store in a well-closed container away from moisture and light.
2 years if sealed and store away from direct sun light.
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