Traditional Chinese Medicine/Sheng Di Huang

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Name Means:

  • Sheng-Fresh
  • Di-Earth or soil
  • Huang-Yellow

English Name:

  • rehmannia root
  • Chinese foxglove root

Latin Name:

  • Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae[1][2]

Chinese Name:

  • 生地黄 (Simplified Chinese)
  • 生地黃 (Traditional Chinese)

Chinese Pinyin: shēng dì huáng

Taste & Temperature:


  • Hand Shao Yin of Heart
  • Foot Jue Yin of Liver
  • Foot Shao Yin of Kidney

Actions & Indications:

  • Clear Heat & Cool Blood, for Heat in Blood level
  • nourish Yin
  • nourish Yin/Blood and generates fluids
  • used for wasting and thirsting disorder
  • cool upward blazing Heart Fire


  • Spleen/Stomach deficiency with diarrhea
  • Spleen deficiency with Damp
  • Yang deficiency
  • weak pregnant women with deficient Blood or deficient Spleen/Stomach
  • should avoid onions, garlic, radishes


  • 3-10 qian (9-30 grams)

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