Ningpo Figwort Root – Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae)

xuanshenSource: Xuan Shen – the root of Scrophalaria ningpoensis Hemsl, family Scrophulariaceae.

Function: Xuan Shen clears heat and cools the blood, nourishes yin and promotes the production of the body fluids, alleviates toxicity and benefits the throat.

Application: Xuan Shen is used for yin deficiency and blood-heat manifested as fever, dry mouth, dry throat, night sweat and coughing of blood. Xuan Shen is also used for swollen and sore throat due to either by exogenous wind and heat or excess heat of lung.