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Rehmannia Root

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Chinese Name Dihuang
Latin Radix Rehmanniae
English Name Rehmannia Root
Key Characteristics Herb that clears heat and cools blood
Source

Fresh or dried root of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch. (Fam.  Scophulariaceae) .

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Sweet, cold; Heart, Liver and Kidney
Actions Fresh Radix Rehmanniae To remove heat and promote the production of body fluids, reduce blood heat, and arrest bleeding; Dried Radix Rehmanmiae To reduce blood heat, nourish yin and promote the production of body fluids.
Indications

Fresh Radix Rehmanmiae  Impairment of yin in febrile diseases marked by deep red tongue and thirst, skin eruptions and maculations, spitting of blood, epistaxis, and sore throat;Dried Radix Rehmanmiae  Febrile diseases with deep red tougue and thirst, deficiency of yin with internal heat, consumptive fever, wasting-thirst caused by internal heat, spitting of blood, epistaxis, skin eruptions and maculations, in addition, used for  functional uterine bleeding, rheumatism and rheumatic arthritis, Sheehan’s syndrome, eczema, and neurodermitis

Precaution

It is not suggested to prescribe to those with dampness from spleen deficiency, or  those with loose stools and abdominal fullness.

Chemical Composition

It contains glycosides, sugars, amino acids, etc.

   



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