The TCM herb "xian lu gen" which in english is "fresh reed rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that drain fire" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung and stomach channels and exhibits 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:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, xian lu gen is generally included in the following 1 formula:
Common cold or flu presenting with fever w/slight or no chills, headache, desire for fluids, cough, sore throat. Acute respitory infections, acute fever, tonsillitis, canker sores.
As noted above, xian lu gen is within the herbs that drain fire functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... very cold - for high fever, irritability, thirst, delirium associated with febrile disease. qi level or yang ming level disorders. )".
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