herbals rehmannia

RECND378

Rehmannia

Scientific:Rehmannia glutinosa
Other:Chinese Foxglove, Di Huang

Indications

In TCM the uncured root tonifies the yin, removes heat, and cools blood.

Endocrine
• adrenal insufficiency
• stress

Immune
• overactive immune responses
- allergies
- allergic rhinitis
- asthma
- urticaria
• autoimmune diseases
- rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
eczema
psoriasis

Urinary
kidney disease progression
• diabetic nephropathy

Actions

antiinflammatory
immunomodulator
• immunosuppressive
antiallergic
• neuroprotective

Constituents

• Iridoid glycosides (e.g. jioglutioside, catalpol)
• Phenolic glycosides (e.g. jionosides)

Posology

• Liquid extract (1:2): 1-4 ml tid
• Decoction (dried uncured root): 2-6g qd

References

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Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

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Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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