Sweet and cold
1. To clear heat and relieve irritability; 2. To p
Lung and stomach
1.Febrile diseases manifested as thirst, irritability and fever. Reed root (Lu Gen) is used with Gypsum (Shi Gao), Ophiopogon root (Maidong) and Trichosanthes root (Tian Hua Fen).2. Heat in the stomach with vomiting and belching. Reed root (Lugen) is used with the juice of Fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang), Bamboo shavings (Zhu Ru) and Loquat leaf (Pi Pa Ye).3. Heat in the lungs manifested as cough, expectoration of thick, yellow sputum and pulmonary abscess. Reed root (Lugen) is used with Honeysuckle flower (Jin Yin Hua), Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao) and Benincasa seed (Dongguaren).
This herb should be used with caution in cases with cold and deficient spleen and stomach.