Scrophularia ( 玄参 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Salty, slightly bitter
Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys
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).
Usages and Functions
Clears heat and cools Blood; nourishes Yin; quells fire and detoxifies fire
poison; softens hardness and dissipates nodules.
Formulas Used In
Ginseng and Zizyphus.
Use with caution where there is dampness of Spleen or Stomach, or where
there is deficient Spleen diarrhea.