Chinese name:
Shen Di Huang
English Name:
Radix Rehmanniae
Latin Name:
Rehmannia Glutinosa.

Rehmannia is commonly used in clinics in the orient and is called di-huang, sheng di huang or Ti-huang.It is heavy in weight and soft in texture, sweet in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to heart, liver and kidney channels. It clears away heat and cool the blood, nourish yin to promote the production of body fluid.

WHY IT'S USED: It is used to replenish vital force and helps with diabetes, constipation, urinary tract problems, anemia, dizziness, and regulating menstrual flow. It is protective to the liver and helps prevent the depletion of stored glycogen, which can make it beneficial for hypoglycemia. Di huang has an antifungal effect and has been used for candida. It can lower glucose levels and helps to reduce blood pressure while increasing circulation to the brain. It is a blood tonic and diuretic. It helps strengthen the bones and tissue and can enhance fertility. Rehmannia helps disperse heat from the body and alleviates night sweats and fevers." COMMENTS AND CAUTIONS: Rehmanniae is superior non-toxic herb that can be taken for long time. Dosage:9~30g

Plant plant Chemicals Include: 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

Distribution Habitat
It grows in North China. It 8~24 cm long, 2~9 cm in diameter. The outer bark thin, externally pale reddish-yellow, with curved longitudinal wrinkles, bud scars, elongated transverse lenticels and irregular scars. Texture fleshy, easily broken, yellowish-white, orange-red oil dots scattered in bark, fracture yellowish-white, with vessels arranged radially in wood.