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Ge Gen #1200M

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Pin Ying Name: Ge Gen

Chinese Name: 葛根

English Name: Kudzu Root

Latin Name: Puerariae Lobatae, Radix

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Herbs that Release the Exterior: Cool, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Heat Diaphoretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Acrid
Cool
Spleen
Stomach
4-21g 60g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Discharges Exterior conditions and releases the muscles, especially of the neck and upper back

  • Wind-Heat or Wind-Cold lodged in the muscles of the upper back and neck

Relieves Heat and generates fluids (relieves thirst)

  • Thirst due to Stomach Heat or Wind-Heat or Wasting and Thirsting

Vents and discharges measles

  • Measles with incomplete expression of the rash

Raises Spleen Yang and stops diarrhea

  • Diarrhea or dysentery due to Heat
  • Diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency (with appropriate herbs)

Alleviates symptoms of hypertension

  • Hypertension symptoms such as headache, dizziness, tinnitus or paresthesia
Contraindications
  • Use caution for those with excessive sweating with coldness in the Stomach.
  • Use caution during the summer when Excess perspiration accompanies Wind-Heat.