She Gan - Belamcanda Rhizome

TCM Materia Medica

She Gan TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "she gan" which in english is "belamcanda rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung 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:

  • Dosage: 1.5-9g

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

  • Clears heat, relieves toxicity, improves the throat - painful, swollen throat due to fire excess, fire toxin, or phlegm-heat obstruction.
  • Transforms phlegm, clears the lungs - cough, wheezing, and phlegm.

She Gan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid During Pregnancy

As noted above, she gan is within the herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... toxins for the purpose of this categorization means fevers and other adverse effects of infectious diseases where patients are clinically sick. )".

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