The TCM herb "tu fu ling" which in english is "glabrous greenbrier rhizome, smilax", is categorized within the "herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and stomach channels and exhibits neutral (ping) 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:
Tu Fu Ling has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, tu fu ling is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with underlying blood deficiency - vaginal disharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation along with constipation, possibly anemia, low back pain…
As noted above, tu fu ling 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. )".