Rehmannia (steamed)
( 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
Slightly warm
Meridians Entered
Liver, Kidneys, Heart
Common Usages
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 deficienĀyC 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.
Processing Required

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.

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