Shan Dou Gen (Sophora Root or Subprostrate)

Shan Dou Gen (Sophora Root or Subprostrate)

Herb 20 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Shan Dou Gen (Radix Sophorae Subprostratae)
Bitter, Cold
Radix Sophorae Subprostratae
Tone Marks:
shān dòu gēn
Mountain Bean Root
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Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

References Used

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