Pueraria ( 葛根 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat shoulder and neck tightness, fever, sore throat, thirst, sinus congestion, and headache (TCM: exterior ailments); also used to treat diabetic syndrome, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (TCM: deficient Fluids), and high blood pressure with upper-back tightness and headache.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Releases muscles and clears Heat; nourishes Fluids and alleviates thirst; encourages the rash of measles to surface; alleviates diarrhea.
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Cautions in Use
Use caution where there is excessive sweating or a sensation of coldness in the Stomach.