Rehmannia (Rehmannia glutinosa)

Rehmannia Overview:

Rehmannia is popular in Asia for conditions defined as "hot". Western medicine could define these conditions as metabolic disorders, involving the endocrine system.

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Herbal Actions:

  • Adrenal tonic
  • Antinflammatory
  • Anti-allergic
  • Antipyretic
  • Antihemmorhagic
  • Mild laxative
 

Main Uses:

Rehmannia is mainly used for endocrine-related conditions, including diabetes, adrenal fatigue, fevers, asthma, and the suppressive effects of corticosteroid treatment.

 

Daily Dosage

Liquid Extract

Ratio: 1:2

4.5-8.5 mL

Weekly Dosage

Liquid Extract

Ratio: 1:2

30-60 mL

 

Daily Dosage

Liquid Extract

Ratio: 1:2

4.5-8.5 mL

Weekly Dosage

Liquid Extract

Ratio: 1:2

30-60 mL

 

Part Used

Roots

Family Name

Orobanchaceae

Distribution

Asia
United States
Europe

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Constituents of Interest

  • Iridoid glycosides
  • Ionine glycosides
  • Terpenoid glycosides

Common Names

  • Rehmannia
  • Chinese foxglove
  • Di Huang (China)
  • Shojio (Japan)
  • Saengjihwang (Korea)
 

Botanical Info:

Rehmannia is currently listed under the family Orobanchaceae, but there has been a lot of confusion in this area. Rehmannia has been included in the families Scrophulariaceae and Gesneriaceae in the past. Many of the Scrophulariacea members were transfered to Plantaginaceae, but not rehmannia.

 

Research Overview:

Still compiling research.

Level Of Research:

 

Clinical Applications Of Rehmannia:

Still compiling research.

 

Cautions:

None noted.

 
 
 

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References:

For a list of references, please visit the full rehmannia monograph.