Rehmannia Herbal Remedies
Rehmannia is one of the most commonly used Chinese herbs for nourishing the adrenals and hormones (Kidney Yin tonic) when they have been weakened by stress, overwork, or overindulgence in sex. It is also taken for blood deficiency conditions with such symptoms as menstrual irregularity, anemia, insomnia, heart palpitations, and dizziness. Rehmannia can be found in numerous over-the-counter formulas, both Chinese and Western. Rehmannia has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of WARM.
Rehmannia Proper Dose
|Rehmannia Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
Rehmannia Reference Information
|Latin Name||Rehmannia glutinosa|
|Other Names||Sheng di huang|
|Part Used||Prepared Root|
|Herb Forms||Bulk herb for teas, capsules, tablets.|
|Affects||Blood, Endocrine system, Urinary system|
|Cautions||Do not use if you have weak digestion, lack of appetite, or diarrhea.|
|Botanical Info||A short-lived perennial herb of the Figwort family from China with large two-lipped redish flowers. The plant produces underground tubers and tends to spread in the garden.|
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