Belamcandae Rhizoma

She Gan

She Gan

Clear Heat, Resolve Toxicity

Taste: Bitter
Temperature: Cold
Channels: Lung

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with loose stools, as ingestion can lead to watery diarrhea.  Relatively contraindicated during pregnancy.

Actions & Indications:

  • Clears heat, resolves toxicity, and improves the condition of the throat:  for swelling and pain of the throat due to fire excess, fire toxin, or phlegm-heat obstruction.  Sometimes used alone for sore throat.
  • Transforms phlegm and clears the Lungs: for cough and wheezing with phlegm obstruction.  Its effect on phlegm is so strong that it is combined with warming herbs in treating obstruction and clogging due to cold- phlegm.