Rehmannia glutinosa (Sheng Di Huang)
Atmospheric energy: cold
Flavor: sweet, bitter
Meridians: Heart, Liver and Kidney
Tonic action: nutrient, demulcent, Qi tonic
Raw rehmannia is used in cases of heat caused by lack of fluids (Yin defiency) in the body. Rehmannia is effective when there is heart fire rising with sores in the mouth or on the tongue, irritability, insomnia, and/or chronic low-grade fever. Not to be used during pregnancy.