Puerariae Radix

Ge Gen

Ge Gen

Category: Cool, Acrid Release the Exterior

Taste: Sweet, Acrid
Temperature: Cool
Channels: Stomach, Spleen

Dosage: 9-21g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • None

Actions & Indications:

  • Discharges exterior conditions and releases the muscles: for exterior disorders lodged in the muscles manifesting in fever, headache, and stiff or thight upper back and neck.

    Ge Gen

    Ge Gen

  • Relieves heat and generates fluids: for thirst due to Stomach heat. Especially appropriate in cases of externallly contracted heat.
  • Vents and discharges measles: to hasten recovery from measles with incomplete expression of the rash.
  • Relieves heat and generates fluids: for irritability and thirst from externally contracted heat or wasting and thirsting disease with internal heat.
  • Raises the yang and stops diarrhea: for diarrhea or dysentric disorders due to heat. Can also be used for diarrhea due to Spleen deficiency, when combined with appropriate herbs.
  • Treats symptoms of hypertension: this herb has recently been used to treat the headache, dizziness, tinnitus, or paresthesias that can accompany hypertension.


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