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Tu Fu Ling (Smilax or Glabrous Greenbrier Rhizome)

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Neutral Tu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis Galbrae)
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Rhizoma Smilacis Galbrae
Tone Marks:
tŭ fú líng


  • Relieves Toxins and Reduces Dampness
    For urinary tract infections, Damp-Heat jaundice, syphilis, and joint pain or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Clears the Skin
    Good for treating chronic and recurrent Damp-Heat skin disorders or acute skin lesions caused by heat.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Contraindicated in cases of liver and kidney Yin deficiency. Some traditional sources do not recommend taking this herb with tea.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Toxicity and Overdose

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


  • 15-60 grams.
  • Part used: rhizome.