Scrophularia ( 玄参 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Scrophulariae Ningpoensis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Xuan Shen

Common English Name

Scrophularia

Part of Plant Used

Root

Nature

Cold

Taste

Salty, slightly bitter

Meridians Entered

Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms such as constipation, dizziness, and irritability after a feverish imbalance; swollen eyes and extremely sore and swollen throat, bleeding due to heat and toxicity, boils, goiter, thirst, and dry cough with thin phlegm (TCM: deficient Yin and fire conditions).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Clears heat and cools Blood; nourishes Yin; quells fire and detoxifies fire poison; softens hardness and dissipates nodules.

Common Formulas Used In

Ginseng and Zizyphus.

Processing Required

-

Remarks

-

Cautions in Use

Use with caution where there is dampness of Spleen or Stomach, or where there is deficient Spleen diarrhea.



Leave Scrophularia