Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Oryzae Glutinosae
Common English: Glutinous Rice Root
Sweet Rice Root

Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)

Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stops sweat due to Deficiency

Sweating due to Qi Deficiency

Night sweats due to Yin Deficiency

Reduces low-grade fevers

Deficient Yin fevers


Concha Ostreae
Mu Li
Fr. Tritici Levis
Fu Xiao Mai

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
(Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae)
Sha Shen)
Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Fr. Ligustri Lucidi
Nu Zhen Zi

Abnormal sweating due to debility, as in the aftermath of a prolonged illness

Yin Deficiency Heat

Low-grade fever and other symptoms associated with Deficiency Heat

Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Fr. Amomi Rotundus
Bai Dou Kou
Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi
Fr. Oryzae Germinatus
Gu Ya

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Fr. Tritici Levis
Fu Xiao Mai

Dyspepsia and reduced appetite

Miscarriage prevention

Spontaneous perspiration caused by Qi Deficiency

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi
Rx. Ephedrae
Ma Huang Gen

Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi

Rx. Glehniae/Adenophorae
Sha Shen
Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong


Yin Deficiency induced night sweats

Post-illness symptoms like thirst, persistent fever, and hectic fever due to Yin Deficiency


  1. It may be used singly with sugar added or with other herbs.
  2. It is said to tonify Qi, transform Phlegm, enrich the Yin of the Stomach, expel Wind-Dampness, treat Cold in the genitals, quiet the fetus, harmonize the Blood and remedy frostbite and wounds from metal.
  3. It is an effective treatment for night sweats.
  4. It also works for fever, spontaneous perspiration, hepatitis and filariasis.
  5. Chyluria can be treated with decoction of 120g of Nuo Dao Gen, twice a day for 20 days as a treatment course.
  6. For spontaneous perspiration caused by Qi Deficiency, Nuo Dao Gen can be used alone.