Rehmannia root

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Biological Name: Rehmanniae glutinosaerehmannia root

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Other Names: Sheng di huang, Rehmannia root, Chinese foxglove, raw rehmannia

Elements Applied: Root is commonly applied in herbal medicine

Used For: The herb is known to treat bacterial and fungal infections, induce urination, and stimulate heart.

Fresh rehmania is applied to treat fevers induced by lack of liquid in the organism. It is also applied for fevers associated with thirst. Additionally, the herb is applied to stop the uterine or abdominal bleeding. Rehmannia is beneficial for conditions where burning in the heart area is accompanied by recurrent inconsiderable fever, insomnia, irritability, tongue and mouth ulcers.

Preparation and Intake: The commonly used dose is from 9 to 30 grams.

Safety: Rehmannia root is not recommended in case of spleen deficiency accompanied with excessive mucous discharge, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. Pregnant females should not use the herb as well.