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Shu Di Huang #1078

Pin Ying Name: Shu Di Huang

Chinese Name: 熟地黃

English Name: Processed Rehmannia

Latin Name: Rehmanniae Praeparata, Radix

Herbs that Tonify the Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Slightly Warm
Heart
Kidney
Liver
9-30g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Nourishes the Blood

  • Blood Deficiency with facial pallor, dizziness, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding and postpartum bleeding

Nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin

  • Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency with a weak low back and limbs, dizziness, tinnitus, tidal fevers, night sweats and nocturnal emissions

Strongly enriches Yin and relieves wasting and thirsting disorder

  • Lower Jiao wasting (it can be used as a stand-alone herb for this)

Nourishes Jing and Blood and fills the Marrow

  • Exhausted Jing and Blood problems such as delayed development during childhood, blunted affect, premature aging, diminished mental acuity, graying of hair, impotence and memory loss

Arrests coughing and wheezing

  • Kidney Deficient coughing, wheezing and asthma, such as inability of the Kidneys to grasp Qi
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Qi or Phlegm Stagnation.
  • Contraindicated for those with fullness and pain in the abdomen, nausea and diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with postpartum loss of appetite or nausea.
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with Qi Stagnation.
  • Overuse can lead to abdominal distention and loose stools.
  • Do not allow it to contact bronze or iron.