TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "xuan shen" which in english is "ningpo figwort root, scrophularia", is categorized within the "herbs that cool the blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney, lung and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han), salty (xian) 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:
Xuan Shen has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Incompatible with Li Lu.
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, xuan shen is generally included in the following 8 formulas:
As noted above, xuan shen is within the herbs that cool the blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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