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Ku Shen Geng #1108

Pin Ying Name: Ku Shen Geng

Chinese Name: 苦參根

English Name: Sophora Root

Latin Name: Sophorae Flavescentis, Radix

Herbs that Clean Heat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Cold
Urinary Bladder
Heart
Liver
Large Intestine
Stomach
Small Intestine
3-15g 30g (Maximum, Topically)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and dries Dampness

  • Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao with jaundice, diarrhea, dysenteric disorders, vaginal discharge and sores, viral hepatitis

Disperses Wind, kills parasites and stops itching

  • Damp-toxin skin lesions or infestations with chronic itching, scabies, seepage and bleeding (internal and topical)
  • Genital itching and vaginal discharge (internal and topical)
  • Bronchial asthma

Clears Heat and promotes urination

  • Damp-Heat in the Small Intestine
  • Painful urinary dysfunction
  • Hot edema
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Kidney Deficiency without fever.
  • Do not inject.