Pinyin: xuan shen
ENGLISH NAME: Scrophularia (Root)
LATIN NAME: Scrophulariae Radix
Properties: bitter, sweet, salty, cold
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Nourishes Yin
2. Eliminates Toxins and Disperses Nodules
10 to 15 grams in decoction. The maximum dosage of Xuan Shen is 50 grams. This herb is used internally or topically
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Cold in nature, Xuan Shen is contraindicated in patients who have dampness, deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stomach.
• Xuan Shen is incompatible with Li Lu (Radix et Rhizoma Veratri).