Pinyin: di huang
ENGLISH NAME: Rehmannia
LATIN NAME: Rehmanniae Radix
Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Cools the Blood
2. Nourishes Yin and Promotes Generation of Body Fluids
10 to 30 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Sweet and stagnating in nature, Sheng Di Huang may create dampness in the middle jiao and is contraindicated in patients with Spleen and Stomach qi or yang deficiencies or those with abdominal fullness or diarrhea.