Ingredient Spotlight

Rhizoma Anemarrhenae / Zhi Mu


Zhi Mu is a cooling herb that makes it especially great for perimenopausal symptoms like heat flashes and night sweats.

Helps with:

  • Night Sweats

  • Cramps

  • General Aches

  • Hot Flashes

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How it Heals

In Chinese Medicine, Zhi Mu nourishes the yin, reduces fire, moistens dryness, and lubricates the intestines.

In Western medicine, Zhi Mu supports respiratory health, promotes the expulsion of phlegm, benefits oral health, eases low back pain, promotes urination, and supports healthy blood glucose levels.

Fun fact: Due to the fact that Zhi Mu is a cooling herb that helps to clear heat and sedate fire, it is the perfect herb for those who experience night sweats or hot flashes.


Being of Cantonese descent, Zhi Mu is used in soups to help cool the body. I like combining it with lotus root and lotus nut to calm my body of any anxiety.

- Lulu Ge, Founder & CEO

What the research says

Zhi Mu has antipyretic, diuretic, sedative, and antitussive effects.
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Zhi Mu’s has AAP70-1, which has demonstrated potential as a therapeutic agent for central nervous system diseases or as an immunomodulatory agent.
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Timosaponin AIII, a major steroidal saponin found in Zhi Mu., which has been widely used as anti-pyretic, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet aggregator and anti-depressant agents in traditional Chinese medicine.
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These results suggest that Zhi Mu alleviates diabetes via modulating gut microbiota and protein expression.
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