( 生地黄 ) ...Chinese Herb...
|Latin Plant Name|
|Pinyin Mandarin Name|
Sheng Di Huang
|Common English Name|
Chinese Foxglove Root, Raw Rehmannia Root
Read Also:New Place (Sheng Di Huang) & Old Place (Shu Di Huang)
|Part of Plant Used|
dried tuberous root
Liver, Kidneys, Heart
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.
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.
Leave Rehmannia (raw)