Pinyin: xuan shen

ENGLISH NAME: Scrophularia (Root)

LATIN NAME: Scrophulariae Radix

Pinyin: xuan shen

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

DOSAGE
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).