Xian Lu Gen - Fresh Reed Rhizome

TCM Materia Medica

Xian Lu Gen TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

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:

  • Dosage: 15-60g

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

  • This is Lu Gen in its fresh form.  See the Lu Gen page for all indications.  
  • Xian Lu Gen is stronger in clearing heat, generating body fluids and promoting urination than the dried herb.

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:

ViewYin Qiao Wan (Honeysuckle and Forsythia 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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