Tu Fu Ling (Smilax or Glabrous Greenbrier Rhizome)

Tu Fu Ling (Smilax or Glabrous Greenbrier Rhizome)

Herb 23 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Neutral Tu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis Galbrae)
Channels:
LIV, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Smilacis Galbrae
Chinese:
土茯苓
Tone Marks:
tŭ fú líng
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

References Used

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