Pinyin name: Bai Mao Gen
Aka: Mao Gen, Ru Gen, Mao Cao Gen
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: Imperata, Lalang Grass Rhizome
Botanical name: Imperata Cylindrica
Pharmaceutical name: Rhizoma Imperata
Properties: sweet, cold
Channels entered: lung, stomach, urinary bladder
Chinese therapeutic actions: Cools blood and stops bleeding, clears heat and promotes urination, clears heat from lung and stomach.
This herb is avaialble in the raw form or powdered, it is sold by the pound.