Names Of Ge Gen


Ge Gen TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Kudzu Root, Pueraria
  • Pinyin Name: Ge Gen
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How Is Ge Gen Categorized?

Ge Gen Functional Category

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Temperature - Taste

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Our Database Has 12 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat Category

How Is Ge Gen Used Clinically?

Ge Gen Usages and Indications

  • Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcutaneous region and muscles (governed by spleen and stomach) - fever, headache, stiffness in the back and the neck.
  • Nourishes fluids, alleviates thirst - stomach heat, externally-contracted heat.
  • Vents measles - accelerates rash at early stages.
  • Alleviates diarrhea - diarrhea or dysenterial disorders due to heat; may be used for spleen deficiency diarrhea if combined with other herbs.
  • Alleviates symptoms of hypertension - headaches, dizziness, tinnitus.

How Is Ge Gen Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Ge Gen

  • Dosage: 6-12g

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Notes From Our Clinicians For Ge Gen

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  • Compare with Sheng Ma, Chai Hu - all disperse and lift yang qi.
  • Research has shown antipyretic and antispasmodic effects on the intestine.

Formulas Which Generally Contain Ge Gen

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