INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Common English: Cooked (Baked) Rehmannia Root
Prepared Chinese Foxglove Root
Herbs that Tonify the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Slightly Warm
Heart
Kidney
Liver
9-30g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

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 cough, 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.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Sm. Platycladi
Bai Zi Ren
Fr. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren

Blood Deficiency marked by dizziness, palpitations, insomnia and menstrual dysfunction.

Excessive uterine bleeding.

Insomnia and palpitations.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan

Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren

Blood Deficiency with Heat leading to irregular menstruation and infertility.

Restless fetus due to Qi and Blood Deficiency.

Blood loss with Spleen Deficiency.

Lean pork or other lean meat

Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Chronic constipation from Deficiency.

Dizziness, weak and sore back, impotence, spermatorrhea and night sweats, due to Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency.

Enhances the previous combination's ability to treat Deficiency Heat.

Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban

Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Dizziness, insomnia, tinnitus, forgetfulness, afternoon fevers and night sweats due Yin Deficiency with Yang Rising.

Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Lower Jiao Wasting and Thirsting with Yin Deficiency Heat.

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi

Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie

Rx. Panacis Quinquifolii
Xi Yang Shen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Ascendant Fire injuring fluids.

Ascendant Fire due to exhaustion of Kidney Yin.

Ascendant Fire due to Qi Deficiency.

Rx. Polygoni Multiflori
Preparata
Zhi He Shou Wu
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Colla Cervi Cornu
Lu Jiao Jiao

Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu

 

Hb. Ephedrae
Ma Huang

Blood and Jing Deficiency.

Nourishes Kidney Yin and secures Jing, while restraining urination and sweating.

Yin furuncles caused by Cold-Damp Obstructing the Channels.

Cough and wheezing associated with Kidney Yin Deficiency.

Cough and wheezing with difficult inhalation due to Kidneys not grasping Qi.

Warms and unblocks the channels and collaterals.

Deficiency Cold at the Ying Stage.

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Poria
Fu Ling
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Qi and Blood Deficiency.

Qi and Yin Deficiency.

Anemia.

Anemia with fatigue and weakness.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Hb. Leonuri
Yi Mu Cao
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Charred Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie

Charred Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie

Endoconcha Sepia
Hai Piao Xiao
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye

Irregular menstruation.

Hypermenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency.

Chronic uterine bleeding leading to Yin and Blood Deficiency.

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Dipsaci
Xu Duan
Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren

Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Poria
Fu Ling
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban

Restless fetus or habitual miscarriage.

Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency.

Yin Deficiency Fire.

Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban

Hb. Cynomorii
Suo Yang

Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui

Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie

Weakness and soreness of the knees due to Kidney Yin Deficiency Fire.

Kidney Yin and Yang Deficiency.

Xiao Ke with predominant polyuria.

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Panacis Quinquifolii
Xi Yang Shen

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Cx. Lycii
Di Gu Pi
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Rx. Polygoni Multiflori
He Shou Wu
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Gel. Cornu Cervi
Lu Jiao Jiao
Gel. Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban Jiao
Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi

Xiao Ke with Qi Deficiency.

Xiao Ke With Yin Deficiency Fire.

Developmental delay in children and premature aging.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi
Poria
Fu Ling
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Rz. Dioscoreae
S
han Yao
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu

 

Cough, wheezing and sputum due to Kidney Deficiency.

Coughing, shortness of breath and accelerated respiration.

 

  1. It adds to marrow - improves marrow and brain.
  2. It is good for muscles.
  3. It is good for blood and internal organs.
  4. It helps Jin Ye.
  5. It helps Blood circulation.
  6. It is good for eyesight and hearing.
  7. It helps hair remain black.
  8. It is good for most ailments in the man's body.
  9. It is good for menstrual disorders in the woman’s body.
  10. This is a very cloying and rich substance which easily leads to Dampness Stagnation and impedes digestion.
  11. It warms the Gallbladder and augments Heart Blood.
  12. This herb should be used whenever there is internal injury or insufficiency, excessive mental or emotional activity that exhausts the Spirit, continual worry that injures the Blood and unleashed desire that consumes the Jing; or in order to adjust menstruation, pregnancy and postpartum period.
  13. This herb treat metabolic toxicosis with fatigue, malaise, headaches, muscle aches and chronic skin rashes.
  14. This herb treats blood sugar imbalances.
  15. Both Shu Di Huang and Rx. Polygoni Multiflori He Shou Wu nourish Blood, enrich Yin and tonify the Kidneys and Liver. He Shou Wu primarily enters the Liver to adjust and tonify the Blood while secondarily enriching Kidney Yin and astringing Jing. Shu Di Huang enters the Kidneys to augment Jing and marrow and strongly tonify true Yin, while secondarily nourishing Blood and tonifying the Liver. Sheng Di Huang cools the Blood while Sheng He Shou Wu treats malarial disorders resolves toxicity and moistens the Intestines.
  16. Both Shu Di Huang and Colla Corii Asini E Jiao enter the Liver and Kidney channels, nourish Blood, enrich Kidney Yin and treat Blood Deficiency and gynecological disorders such as irregular menstruation or pregnancy or postpartum disorders. Shu Di Huang generates Jing and augments marrow, while E Jiao enriches Lung Yin and stops bleeding. Both substances are greasy and can interfere with digestion.
  17. Dry-fried Cooked Rehmannia Chao Shu Di Huang has it greasiness reduced and is used for those with weak digestion.
  18. Charred Cooked Rehmanniae Shu Di Huang Tan nourishes Blood with an enhanced ability to stop bleeding.
  19. Ginger-prepared Cooked Rehmannia Jiang Zhi Shu Di Huang no longer has a cloying effect on the diaphragm and is most appropriate for those with Phlegm-Dampness in the area of the diaphragm.
  20. Cooked Rehmannia with Amomum Fruit Sha Ren Ban Shu Di is less greasy and doesn't interfere with digestion.