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Prepared Rehmannia Root 

  • Chinese Name      Shu Di Huang 熟地黄

  • Latin Name           Radix Rehmanniae Preparata

  • Other Names        Rehmannia Libosch, Cooked (Baked / Processed) Rehmannia Root, Prepared Chinese Foxglove Root

  • Used Part              Root

  • Specification        Full Spectrum Extract Powder

  • Category: Chinese Herbs Tags: Heart, Kidney, Liver

Kidney’s Own Food
Rehmannia Glutinosa is very popular in Chinese medicine, where it is considered to be a longevity tonic. The species name “glutinosa” comes from “glutinous”, referring to the sticky nature of the root.
Our Rehmannia Root is processed traditionally, by boiling the root in a mixture of yellow wine and black bean infusion until the liquids have been boiled away and the roots are black. The roots are then dried in the sun.
Health Benefits of Rehmannia
Rehmannia is said to be the “Kidney’s Own Food.” It is thus believed to be a Kidney tonic and longevity herb and is found in many common “anti aging” formulations for longevity, and rejuvenation.

Rehmannia is one of the most important Chinese herbs for supporting the kidneys and adrenal and is even thought to support the pituitary gland. Rehmannia also appears to combat adrenal suppression caused by steroid hormones and has a similar tonic effect on the adrenal cortex as licorice.

Thought to be powerfully immuno-supportive, Rehmannia is also used to help promote a healthy inflammation response, along with herbs such as bupleurum. It is also known to support libido, joint health, respiratory health, and healthful aging.

Chemical Constituents of Rehmannia

Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic-acid, Aucubin, Beta-sitosterol, Calcium, Catalpol, Copper, D-fructose, D-galactose, D-glucose, Gaba, Glucosamine, Glutamic- acid, Glycine, Histidine, Iron, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Magnesium, Manganese, Manninotriose, Mannitol, Melittoside, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Phosphoric-acid, Potassium, Proline, Raffinose, Rehmaglutins, Rehmanniosides, Serine, Stachyose, Sucrose, Threonine, Tyrosine, Valine, Verbascose, Zinc, Vitamins A, B, C, D, amino acids, cerebroside, dammelittoside

TCM Tradition

Taste & Property

Sweet, Slightly Warm

Organ Meridians

Heart, Kidney, Liver

TCM Functions

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 and wheezing

– Kidney Deficient cough, and asthma, such as inability of the Kidneys to grasp Qi

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