TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "da huang" which in english is "rhubarb", is categorized within the "herbs that drain downward" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, large intestine, liver and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cold (han) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Da Huang has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Da Huang may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), constipation, deafness (hearing loss), delirium, fever, jaundice and/or sweat problems
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, da huang is generally included in the following 18 formulas:
As noted above, da huang is within the herbs that drain downward functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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