Rehmannia Rehmannia glutinosa
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Rehmannia Root
How to Use: Rehmannia
Rehmannia root is a very commonly used herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Know as or Di-huang, (earth yellow), prepared rehmannia is used for loss of blood, yin deficiency, lower back pain with kidney deficiency from overwork (it replenishes the vital essence of the kidneys),lumbago, cough, hectic fever, diabetes, urinary incontinence, deafness, uterine bleeding, vertigo, tinnitus, and for regulating menstrual flow. Rehmannia has astringent properties that make it useful in stopping bleeding. It helps to protect and support the liver and adrenal glands and is often found in energy tonic formulas to used to combat chronic fatique. 1
Preparation Methods & Dosage :The root may be prepared as a decoction. Can be prepared with cardamom or ginger to prevent indigestion.
Similar in appearance to foxglove with most leaves at ground level under yellow to purplish brown flowers, the plant came into the west in the eighteenth century and is cultivated as an ornamental in the Untied States.
Regional Traditions :Traditional Chinese Medicine *