Chinese name: 底根 (Di gen)
Scientific name: Alisma plantago-aquatica
Other name used: Alisma, rhizoma alismatis
Alisma's benefits at a glance
- Treatment of urinary disorders
- Treatment of digestive disorders
- Digestion stimulation
- Heart health improvement
- Anti-inflammatory effect
Botany and Origins
Alisma plantago-aquatica is a aquatic plant of the Alismataceae family. It measures about 30 cm in height and has wide leaves and white flowers. The rhizome is used in traditional medicine for its medicinal properties.
Alisma plantago-aquatica is native to Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.
Alisma plantago-aquatica has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its medicinal properties. It is used to treat various disorders, particularly urinary disorders and digestive disorders.
Alisma's medicinal properties
Category in traditional Chinese medicine
Alisma plantago-aquatica is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its diuretic, purifying, and tonic properties.
Part of the plant used in infusions
The rhizome of Alisma plantago-aquatica is used to prepare infusions to treat various disorders, particularly urinary disorders and digestive disorders.
Alisma plantago-aquatica has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to relieve joint pain and menstrual cramps.
Treatment of urinary disorders
The diuretic and purifying properties of Alisma plantago-aquatica make it an effective remedy for treating urinary disorders such as water retention and swelling.
Alisma plantago-aquatica can help relieve digestive disorders such as constipation and bloating.
Alisma plantago-aquatica can stimulate digestion and improve liver function.
Heart health improvement
Alisma plantago-aquatica can help regulate blood pressure and prevent heart disease.