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Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)

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Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Fresh Earth Yellow


  • Clears Heat and Cools the Blood
    For heat in the Ying level causing very high fever, thirst, and a dark red tongue. Also used for hemorrhage, epistaxis, spitting Blood, Bloody urine, and uterine bleeding.
  • Nourishes the Yin and Increases Fluids
    For injured Yin from heat causing dry mouth, throat pain, wasting and thirsting disorder, and constipation.
  • Clears Heart fire
    For irritability, restlessness, mouth and tongue sores, or insomnia.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Contraindicated in spleen and stomach deficiency (diarrhea or loose stool), dampness, yang deficiency and pregnant women with blood deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Toxicity and Overdose

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  • 9-30 grams.


  • Fresh root is used to treat thirst and bleeding from exterior heat. Dried root is used for bleeding from deficiency of yin and blood.

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