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General information

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

Plant description

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.

Geographical origins

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.

Bardane's benefits

Anti-inflammatory effect

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.

Anti-inflammatory effect

Alisma plantago-aquatica can help relieve digestive disorders such as constipation and bloating.

Digestion stimulation

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.

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