Chinese Herbs: She Gan (Belamcanda Rhizome), Rhizoma Belamcandae
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Chinese Herbs: She Gan (Belamcanda Rhizome), Rhizoma Belamcandae

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Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold She Gan (Rhizoma Belamcandae)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Belamcandae
Chinese:
射干
Tone Marks:
shè gàn
Translation:
Arrow Shaft

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Heat, Removes Toxins, and Benefits the Throat
    For acute laryngitis, tonsillitis, edema of the glottis, or any pain and swelling of the throat from Fire Toxins or phlegm fire.
  • Strongly Reduces Phlegm and Clears the Lungs
    Treats cough with profuse sputum, wheezing, and phlegm obstruction. This herb's action on phlegm is so strong that it can be combined with warming herbs to treat phlegm cold.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy, or in cases of diarrhea from spleen deficiency.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1.5-9 grams.
  • Part used: rhizome.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: