Pinyin: shan dou gen
ENGLISH NAME: Vietnamese Sophora Root
LATIN NAME: Sophorae Tonkinensis Radix Et Rhizoma
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.