TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "sheng di huang" which in english is "rehmannia", is categorized within the "herbs that cool the blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, kidney and liver channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) 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:
Sheng Di Huang has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Spleen Deficiency, Yang Deficiency, Damp Phlegm, Digestion Difficulties.
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding sheng di huang:
Compare with Xuan Shen: Both are for internal heat syndromes with yin deficiency. Clears heat from qi, ying, and blood levels.
Sheng Di Huang may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: fever, hemorrhoids, insomnia, irritability and/or mouth sores (ulcers)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, sheng di huang is generally included in the following 19 formulas:
As noted above, sheng di huang is within the herbs that cool the blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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