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Shan Dou Gen (Sophora Root or Subprostrate)

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Cold Shan Dou Gen (Radix Sophorae Subprostratae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Sophorae Subprostratae
Chinese:
山豆根
Tone Marks:
shān dòu gēn
Translation:
Mountain Bean Root

Actions

  • Clears Heat, Removes Toxins and Soothes the Throat
    For painful and swollen throat.
  • Improves the Lungs
    For Lung heat cough.
  • Reduces Inflammation
    Recently used to treat gingivitis, swelling of the uterine cervix, and cancer of the throat, Lungs, and urinary bladder.
  • Clears Damp-Heat
    For Damp-Heat jaundice.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of diarrhea from spleen deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: root and rhizome.