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She Gan (Belamcanda Rhizome)

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Cold She Gan (Rhizoma Belamcandae)
Bitter, Cold
Rhizoma Belamcandae
Tone Marks:
shè gàn
Arrow Shaft


  • 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy, or 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.


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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: