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Blackberrylily Rhizome


Chinese Name Shegan
Latin Rhizoma Belamcandae
English Name Blackberrylily Rhizome
Key Characteristics Herb that clears heat and eliminates toxin

Dried rhizome of Belamcanda chinensis (L) DC.  (Fam. Iridaceae).

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Bitter, cold; Lung

Actions To clear heat and eliminate toxin, resolve sputum, and ease the sore throat

Sore throat, cough and dyspnea with expectoration of copious sputum due to accumulation of toxic heat, excessive sputum and fire, in addition, used for bronchitis, asthma, laryngopharyngitis, chronic sinusitis, impotence.


It is forbidden to give to patients with loose stools due to spleen deficiency in the spleen and pregnancy women, or use with caution.

Chemical Composition

It contains iridin, tectorigenin, sheganone, tectoridin, belamcandin, etc.


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