Mountain Rose Herbs

Rehmannia Root Sliced

Also known as

Rehmania glutinosa, Chinese foxglove, Sheng Di, Sheng Ti Huang, Shu Ti Huang, Ti Huang, Ti Huang Chiu, yellow earth, prepared rehmannia root, Xian-di-huang.

Introduction

Rehmannia is very popular in Chinese medicine, where it is considered to be a longevity tonic, and one of the 50 fundamental herbs.  The species name glutinosa comes from glutinous, referring to the sticky nature of the root.  The Rehmannia root offered by Mountain Rose Herbs has been prepared in the traditional way with an infusion of yellow wine and black beans.

Constituents

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, Vitamins A, B, C, D, amino acids, cerebroside, dammelittoside

Parts Used

The root.  The Rehmannia root offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is prepared traditionally by boiling the root in a mixture of yellow wine and black bean infusion until the liquids have been boiled away and the roots are black.  The roots are then dried in the sun.

Typical Preparations

The root may be prepared as a decoction.  In order to prevent feelings of heaviness or indigestion, prepare with Cardamom or Ginger.

Precautions

This product is not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not use if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea and discontinue use if these occur.

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