San Leng - Scirpus Rhizome

TCM Materia Medica

San Leng TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "san leng" which in english is San Leng herb"scirpus rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) 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:

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Breaks up blood stasis, promotes movement of Qi, alleviates pain - amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, post partum abdominal pain, abdominal masses.
  • Dissolves food stagnation, accumulations.

San Leng has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid During Pregnancy

San Leng 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) and/or dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps)

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, san leng is generally included in the following 1 formula:

  • Jin Gu Die Da Wan (Tendon and Bone Injury Healing) - Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Bro‚Ķ
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    As noted above, san leng is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

    (truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".

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