Cibot Rhizome

Source Chain Fern Rhizome is the dried rhizome of Cibotium barometz (L.) J.Sm., (Fam. Dicksoniaceae.)

Producing Areas Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guangdong, Guizhou, Zhejiang and Fujian, etc.

Properties Bitter, Sweet, Warm

Channels Liver, Kidney


  • Strengthens the bones and muscles, expels wind-dampness and eases the joints
  • Relieves chronic rheumatism, backache, flaccidity and immovability of lower extremities
  • Tonifies the liver and kidney
  • Arrests frequent micturition (urination), enuresis (involuntary urination, bedwetting) or leucorrhagia

Usage and Dosage
6–12 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Contraindicated for the patient with heat due to yin-deficiency, oliguria with brownish urine and bitter and dry feeling in the mouth.

Keep in a ventilated and dry place, and protect from moisture.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is large in size, yellow in colour, hard and compact (non-hollow) and its slices are similar in thickness, compact and without pubescences or hollow.