( 熟地黄 ) ...Chinese Herb...
|Latin Plant Name|
Rehmanniae Glutinosae Conquitae
|Pinyin Mandarin Name|
Shu Di Huang
|Common English Name|
Steamed Chinese Foxglove
|Part of Plant Used|
Root cooked in wine
Liver, Kidneys, Heart
This Blood- and Yin-tonifying herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of pallid face, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menstruation, excessive menstrual and post-childbirth bleeding; also used to treat night sweating, nocturnal emissions, and diabetic syndrome; dizziness and palpitation (TCM: due to Blood deficiency), and lowerback pain.
blood deficienƒÄyC grey hair. ringing in ears, night sweats, vaginal bleeding, diabetes and seminal emission
Read Also:New Place (Sheng Di Huang) & Old Place (Shu Di Huang)
|Traditional Usages and Functions|
Tonifies Blood; nourishes Yin.
|Common Formulas Used In|
Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia; Eight Immortal Long Life Pill; Ginseng and Tang Gui Ten; Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit; Rehmannia and Magnetitum; Rehmannia Eight; Rehmannia Six; Tang Gui and Gardenia; Tan Gui and Ginseng Eight; Tang Gui Four; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.
Experiments have shown that shudihuang can protect the liver and reduce blood sugar
|Cautions in Use|
Use with caution where there is deficient Spleen and Stomach, or where there is stagnant Qi or phlegm leading to diarrhea or indigestion.
Leave Rehmannia (steamed)