Pinyin: shan dou gen

ENGLISH NAME: Vietnamese Sophora Root

LATIN NAME: Sophorae Tonkinensis Radix Et Rhizoma

Pinyin: shan dou gen

Properties: bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Lung

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins

2. Treats Cancer, Abscesses, and Carbuncles

3. Relieves Jaundice

D O S A G E
6 to 10 grams in decoction. Shan Dou Gen is used as a gargle or as powder on affected areas.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Shan Dou Gen is contraindicated in patients with deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stomach characterized by decreased appetite and loose stools.