1/2 g. Zhi Mu seeds, Anemarrhena asphodeloides, TCM
Zhi Mu, Anemarrhena asphodeloides
Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 2-7)
When to Sow: Spring
Ease of Germination: Easy
Chinese medicinal herb that looks and grows like a tall grass, but isn’t. It spreads by underground rhizomes like grasses, but unlike grasses it has fragrant yellow-white or light purple flowers that open in the evening in late summer and autumn.
Used in TCM for 2000+ years. The rhizomes are noted for their anti-diabetic and antibacterial properties, and are traditionallyused for pneumonia, bronchitis, high fever, irritability and insomnia.