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Rehamnnia Glutinosa

Sheng Di huang

Rehamnnia Glutinosa



Personal Note: This is the most Yin of all our herbs. Traditionally used in TCM, Rehmannia is becoming increasingly common in Western formulas for it’s ability to support and rebuild in convalescence. I like it especially post-delivery, or following a significant illness.



Sheng Di huang is mainly found in Mongolia as well as northeast China. This dried slightly sweet tasting herb is used in traditional Chinese medicine to ‘clear heat and cool blood’ as well as ‘nourish yin’.

Common Medical Uses

  • Fever
  • Dry mouth
  • Nosebleeds
  • Internal bleeding
  • Rheumatism
  • Constipation

How To Consume

  • Decoction
  • Tincture

Works well with – Rehmannia is so yin in nature that it must always be paired with other herbs to balance. Usually it’s used with herbs like Codonopsis, Canadian Ginseng, and Licorice root.


NOTE: Always use the cooked root.