She Gan (Belamcanda Rhizome)

She Gan (Belamcanda Rhizome)

Herb 21 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

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

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy, or in cases of diarrhea from spleen deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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