Rehmannia glutinosa, also known as Chinese Foxglove, is native to the People's Republic of China, wherein it is know as Sheng Di Huang. Rehmannia glutinosa has an excess of iron, and consequently has been used in supporting deficiency of red blood cells. In chinese medicine, Rehmannia glutinosa is taken as a guardian of the bile-secreting liver organ and as a resolver of ailments resulting from yin deficiency. It is used in mixture with Wormwood (Artemisia) to help support pyrexia. It can also be used in helping fight hypoglycemia. Reports from China have also shown that Rehmannia glutinosa is valuable in supporting a healthy liver, and, along with Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), as beneficial in cutting the effects of joint pain.
It is deemed that the occurrence of iridoid glucosides in Rehmannia glutinosa, which motivate the adrenals to provide anti-inflammatories, are responsible for its skill in reducing discomfort in the joints. Rehmannia glutinosa has also been utilized to deal with fatigue and to help promote the rejuvenating of hurt bones. It is a delicate aperient and demulcent, and is utilized to increase vigour and support the immune system. Rehmannia glutinosa tuber has also been found to be beneficial in cutting muscle spasms, urinary problems, and in controlling menorrhea. Rehmannia root is also valued for its disinfectant, tonic effect on the heart, and diuretic qualities.
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Stir 1/4 of a teaspoon into a glass of water and consume 3 times daily, with meals.
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