Simple Herbal Extracts | Rehmannia



Botanical Name

Rehmannia glutinosa

Part Used

processed root


Diarrhea and indigestion*

Traditional Information*

Rehmannia or Shu Di Huang is used as a blood (xue) tonic and is part of the classic Women’s Four Herb Tea as well as many other important Chinese formulas. It is useful for deficient blood patterns with pale skin, anemia, insomnia, dizziness, irregular menses and palpitations. The processed root is also a kidney yin tonic and helps reduce allergic response.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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