Rehmannia (raw)
( 生地黄 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name
Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Sheng Di Huang
Common English Name
Chinese Foxglove Root, Raw Rehmannia Root



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Part of Plant Used
dried tuberous root
Nature
Cold
Taste
Sweet, bitter
Meridians Entered
Liver, Kidneys, Heart
Common Usages
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of high fever, thirst, mouth and tongue sores, irritability, flushing of the cheeks, dry stool, lower-back pain, nosebleed, insomnia, blood in the urine, uterine bleeding, afternoon or low-grade fevers, hemorrhage, and diabetic syndrome (TCM: Blood heat symptoms).



Traditional Usages and Functions
Clears heat and cools Blood; nourishes Yin and Blood and generates Fluids; cools upward blazing of Heart Fire. By raising Yin and increasing production of Fluids, this herb also settles Yang, thus reducing heat in a more stable way than by simply extinguishing Fire. Used for Wasting and Thirsting Syndrome.
Common Formulas Used In
Concha Marguerita and Ligustrum; Gentiana; Ginseng and Zizyphus; Clematis and Stephania; Leonuris and Achyranthes.
Processing Required
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Remarks
Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use where there are damp phlegm imbalances, deficient Spleen imbalances with dampness or deficient Yang, or deficient Blood or Stomach imbalances.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb when there is painful or difficult urination, or if there are heat and dampness symptoms.



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