Names Of Da Huang


Da Huang TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Rhubarb
  • Pinyin Name: Da Huang
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Temperature - Taste

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How Is Da Huang Used Clinically?

Da Huang Usages and Indications

  • Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat excess or yang ming stage illness.
  • Drains heat from the blood - blood in the stool from bleeding hemorrhoids or heat in the intestine; vomting blood or nosebleed accompanied by constipation; painful eyes or fire toxin sores due to heat in the blood level.
  • Drains damp-heat via the stool - jaundice, dysentery, lin syndrome.
  • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis - amenorrhea, abdominal masses, fixed pain due to blood stasis (recent and long-term blood stasis).
  • Clears heat and reduces fire toxicity - for burns, hot skin.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Avoid During Pregnancy and During Nursing
    • Avoid in exterior disorders and deficiency of qi and/or blood
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How Is Da Huang Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Da Huang

  • Dosage: 3-12g
  • Raw has a more purging effect
  • Wine/Vinegar mix has a more blood invigorating effect
  • Charred will treat bleeding disorders

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