Chinese Herb: Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia), Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae

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Chinese Herb: Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia), Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae

Herb 6 of 11 in Herbs that Cool the Blood

Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow

Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 9-30 grams.

Chinese Herb Notes

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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