TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "ge gen" which in english is "kudzu root, pueraria", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the spleen and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, cool and sweet (gan) 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:
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ge gen:
Ge Gen may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: diarrhea, dizziness (vertigo), fever, headache, hypertension (high blood pressure) and/or tinnitus
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, ge gen is generally included in the following 10 formulas:
As noted above, ge gen is within the herbs that release the exterior wind heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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