Zou Ma Tai – Ardisia Root – Rhizoma Ardisiae

Zou Ma Tai

English Name: ardisia root

Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Ardisiae

Medica Category: Wind Damp Dispelling Herbs – Tendon and Bone Strengthening Herbs

Properties: Zou Ma Tai enters the Lung, Stomach, Spleen, and Large Intestine channels; it is acrid in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Zou Ma Tai?:

The Chinese Herb Zou Ma Tai is the dried rhizome of the giant-leaf ardisia (Ardisia gigantifolia Staph.), a tropical member of the primrose family (Primulaceae) native to Southeastern China and into neighboring parts of Southeast Asia.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Zou Ma Tai:

Zou Ma Tai generates flesh and strengthens soft tissues (muscles and ligature) and bones throughout the body to address arthritis and ostealgia.

Zou Ma Tai dispels wind to treat wind cold or wind-heat invasions. It is also used clinically to treat exterior cold invasions post-partum.

Zou Ma Tai strengthens the Stomach and regulates the digestive tract to treat diarrhea and dysentery.