Pinyin: di huang (shu)
ENGLISH NAME: Rehmannia (Cooked)
LATIN NAME: Rehmanniae Radix
Properties: sweet, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Nourishes Blood
2. Tonifies Liver and Kidney Yin
3. Replenishes Jing (Essence) and FiIIs the Marrow
4. Arrests Cough and Wheezing
10 to 30 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use Shu Di Huang with caution in patients with Spleen and Stomach deficiencies. Because the stagnating and cloying nature of Shu Di Huang may impair digestion, it is contraindicated in excess conditions with dampness, phlegm or qi stagnation.