Source: Sheng Di Huang – the root of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch, family Scrophulariaceae.
Function: Sheng Di Huang clears heat and cools the blood, nourishes yin and promotes the production of the body fluids.
Application: Sheng Di Huang is used for the syndrome of consumption of the body fluids due to yin-deficiency. which is manifested as dry mouth, constipation and diabetes. Sheng Di Huang is also used for bleeding due to blood-heat manifested as coughing of blood, nose bleeds and blood in the stools and urine etc.