Chinese Herb: San Leng (Bur Reed Rhizome), Rhizoma Sparganii

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Chinese Herb: San Leng (Bur Reed Rhizome), Rhizoma Sparganii

Herb 19 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Neutral San Leng (Rhizoma Sparganii)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Sparganii
Chinese:
三棱
Tone Marks:
sān léng
Translation:
Three Edges

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Breaks Blood Stasis, Moves Qi, Relieves Pain
    One of the strongest herbs for Blood Stasis, it is reserved for severe pain with palpable masses. Also for amenorrhea, dysmenorrheal, postpartum abdominal pain, and abdominal masses.
  • Dissolves Accumulations
    For Food Stagnation and Qi Stagnation resulting in severe abdominal pain and distention

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy. This herb has been shown to cause teratogenic (birth defects) effects.
  • Do not use for patients with hypermenorrhea

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)

This herb antagonizes or is antagonized by:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.