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Xuan Shen #1029M

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Pin Ying Name: Xuan Shen

Chinese Name: 玄參

English Name: Scrophularia

Latin Name: Scrophulariae, Radix

Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs That Clean Heat and Cool Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Sweet
Bitter
Cold
Kidney
Lung
Stomach
Heart
Pericardium Yin Wei
7-30g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat and cools the Blood

  • Xue Stage Heat or Blood Heat with hemorrhage (hematemesis), fever, dry mouth and a purplish tongue

Nourishes Yin

  • Yin Deficiency with Heat signs especially as sequelae from Warm Febrile Disease with Dry Lungs, insomnia, constipation, an unclear Shen and irritability
  • Yin Deficiency dry Lungs
  • Heart Yin Deficiency

Softens hardness and dissipates nodules (Transforms Phlegm-Heat)

  • Neck lumps (goiter, scrofula) due to Phlegm Fire
  • Severe throat pain and swelling

Drains Fire

  • Extreme throat pain or red, swollen eyes

Relieves toxicity

  • Ying Stage Heat
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Cold-Dampness of the Spleen/Stomach.
  • Contraindicated for those with dizziness and abdominal pain from Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with accumulated thin mucus leading to chills, fever and uncomfortable fullness.
  • Do not use with brass or iron utensils.