Sweet, bitter and cold
Heart, liver and kidney
1. To clear heat and cool blood; 2. To nourish yin and promote the production of body fluids.
1. Exogenous heat in invading at the nutritive and blood levels manifested as dry mouth and deep red tongue proper with scanty coating. Fresh rehmannia root (Xijiao) and Ophiopogon root (Maidong). 2. Yin and body fluids consumed in the late stage of febrile diseases manifested as fever at night., and subsiding in the morning without presence of sweating. Fresh rehmannia root (Sheng Di Huang) is used with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhi Mu), Sweet wormwood (Qing Hao) and Turtle shell (Bie Jia).3. Hemorrhaging due to extravasation of blood by heat manifested functional uterine bleeding. Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) is used with Biota tops (Ce Bai Ye) and raw Lotus leaf (He Ye).4. Febrile disease with excessive toxic heat in the blood, epistaxis and maculopapule. Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) is used with Rhinoceros horn (Xijiao), Moutan bark (Mu Dan Pi) and Red Peony (Chi Shao).5. Febrile disease with consumption of body fluids manifested as red tongue proper, dry mouth, thirst and excessive drinking. Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) is used with Fragrant solomonseal rhizome (Yu Zhu), Ophiopogon root (Maidong), Glehnia root (Sha Shen) and Dendrobium (Shi Hu). If there is constipation, Fresh rehmannia roto (Shengdihuang) is used with Scrophularia (Xuan Shen) and Ophiopogon root (Maidong).
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency and excessive dampness in the spleen, full sensation in the abdominal region or Diarrhea.