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Gastrodia Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Botanical Name
Gastrodia Elata
Chinese Name
Tian Ma

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Action of Gastrodia

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Gastrodia

The overdose may cause Headache, Skin Problems, Hot feeling on Face, Allergies and Hair Loss.
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Gastrodia is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropoical climate.
It grows up to 2 M.
Best use for Hypertension, Headaches.

In TCM :
Gastrodia Rhizome : Tian Ma
Meridians associated : Liver

3 to 10 g per day in a form of decoction.
1.0 to 1.5 g in the form of powder two times per day.


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Materia Medica for Gastrodia

Gastrodia General

Gastrodia belongs to Orchidaceae family. It is obtained from the rhizome of the plant. It is mainly found in Nepal, Bhutan, China, India and Japan. Gastrodia is a good Brain Shielder. It cures all types of Neurological Disorders
Talking about Mental Imbalances. Memory Loss is one such problem. The reason behind the Loss of memory is damaged brain cells. The Brain fails to recollect things from the past and it slows down the learning process. Use of Gastrodia repairs damaged Brain cells and rejuvenate the Neurons. It stimulates free thoughts and vitality of memories. Thus, it prevents the damage to the Brain cells and improves the Brain functions.
Gastrodia helps to cure Alzheimer's disease. It protects the brain cells that are required for learning and memory. Take Gastrodia to improves mental confusion and Neurological Problems. This increases cell's life span and decreases cell death. Hence it provides strength to the body and promotes the longevity.
It is a good liver tonic that calms the Liver. It is helpful in clearing the meridians or channels.
In Ischemic Stroke and Head Trauma conditions , use Gastrodia. It improves the flow of blood to the Brain. It supplies blood to the back of the Brain. This prevents Memory loss and Brain damage caused during head injury. There is an increase in oxygen level in all parts of the Brain which helps in neurogeneration and restores normal structure of the brain proteins. Gastrodia is also beneficial in hemorrhagic stroke. It improves absorption of blood and swelling.
When a patient undergoes Heart Surgery, the blood flow to the Brain is reduced. It results in Memory loss and Cognitive impairment. Take Gastrodia, it will help you. It also prevents intensive Brain stress and catastrophic loss of Memory caused after Bypass Surgery.
Gastrodia resolves all Neurological and Mental disorders. It gives you relief from Brain stress caused by Alzheimer diseases. Thus, prevents the harmful effects of brain injuries and damage caused to the Brain.
It is a good choice in the case of Parkinson's Disease.

Keywords : Mental Problems, Brain Disorders, Liver Problems, Dizziness, Muscle Spasms, Paralysis, Convulsions, Alzheimer's Disease, Blood Circulation, Parkinson's Disease, Asthma, Epilepsy, Stress, Fatigue, Hemiplegia, Insomnia, Joint Pain, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spermatorrhea, Aging, Migraine, Tetanus, High Blood Pressure, Retarded Speech.
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Prepare a decocotion of Cockelburr fruit, Gastrodia Root and Chrysanthemum Flower.
Drink half a cup for 2-3 days.
Caution : Drink only for 3 days.
Over dosage may lead to toxicity.
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Bethsi wutzke
09 Sep 2015
How can I get this herb? Gastrodia of good quality?
Herbpathy Admin
10 Sep 2015
Dear Bethsi wutzke

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Sharon gardner ( Usa/mississippi )
04 Jul 2016
can I take with Cymbalta and Xanax. Also, friend wants to know if she can take with floxentine?

05 Jul 2016
Why do you wish to take these medicines. These are habit forming and it is hard to break the addiction of these drugs. Usually, the drugs for treating depression and anxiety should not be taken for long.
05 Jul 2016
What is your disorder ? What do you wish to cure ? I am sure Herbs can help you to deal with it. Would you like to share ?
25 Mar 2017
My daughter has tourettes, I was wondering if gastrodia could help her? I am very nervous about giving her anything that is not 100% safe.
Prof. Balwinder Singh
13 May 2017
Buy from Sunten or Efong company .Search Tian Ma .That is super safe.
Mahendra Kumar Rawat ( India up )
03 Apr 2017
is it use for cerebral palsy?
Nancy ( United States )
26 May 2017
I am looking for an anti-inflammatory herbal formula. I am on blood thinners (eloquis), and due to mitral valve replacement, will be on them for the rest of my life (I am 67). I have gotten off almost all of the other drugs the docs gave me at first, and would like to find an herbal supplement or blend that would help with inflammation due to arthitis in my knees and shoulders. I used to take an herbal blend that worked really well, but it had tumeric and boswellia in it and those are both blood thinners. For me the main contraindication for any herbal supplement is blood thinner effect. Any suggestions?

I appreciate any information you can pass my way.
Batra Sawan
13 Jun 2017
Nancy. Here I will share with you a list of anti-inflammatory herbs, visit this page and check for yourself. https://herbpathy.com/Action-of-Antiinflammatory-Cid312
Jose Gonzalez ( USA/ Florida )
30 Jun 2017
I currently take lisinopril 30 mg but my high blood pressure needs to go down more. Can you take Gastrodia Complex with lisinopril? I believe I also retain water . Does Gastrodia complex helps with water retention?
Thank you
02 Aug 2017
Gastrodia is known to cure High Blood Pressure, since you already are taking the allopathic drug for High Bp, I would recommend that you reduce the amount of allopathic drug, as taking both may lower the blood pressure below the normal level. For Water Retention, Burdock or Varuna can be taken.
Rev. Jackson ( USA/MI )
17 Sep 2017
Hello ~
My mother is taking Gastrodia Elata Mia powder for Parkinson's and Dementia. Will this herb improve extreme tiredness she experiences during afternoon? Look forward to your response. Thanks!


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Rev. Joseph Jackson
20 Jun 2018
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Prashant Powle ( India )
31 Oct 2017

What is the Indian Name for Gastrodia or Gastrodia Elata or Tian Ma. Can you please help in this.


J. G. Gupta ( Delhi )
19 Nov 2017
I am 78 years old and suffering from Parkinson’s, high BP and Alzheimer diseases. I want to take Gastrodia herb. Please tell me whether it will be useful. If yes how it should be taken and how long?
J. G. Gupta ( Delhi )
19 Nov 2017
I am 78 years old and suffering from Parkinson’s, high BP and Alzheimer diseases. What should Itake to cure these diseases
J. G. Gupta ( Delhi )
19 Nov 2017
OWhat is the dose of Gastrodia and how long it should be taken?
10 Jan 2018
The dose depends on the condition of the patient. So what is the problem that you wish to take Gastrodia for ?
Jon john
10 Jan 2018
Is I good for tinnitus
10 Jan 2018
https://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Tinnitus-Cid2827 These are the herbs for tinnitus.
Faizan siddiqui ( India mp )
13 Jun 2018
gastradia elata is availabel on your store
Stanley Moskowitz ( USA New York )
14 Sep 2018
How affective is gastrodia on Parkinson’s Disease?
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