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Da Huang (Rhubarb Root)


Chinese Herb: Da Huang

Da Huang Herb (Chinese Rhubarb root); Rheum Palmatum; Radix et Rhizoma Rhei

Chinese Rhubarb Root is also called "Greater Yellow Root" after a story about an herbalist, Dr. Five Yellow, who prescribed it often. Rhubarb is a potent purgative with ancillary action to activate Blood Circulation and resolve stasis, when combined with the proper herbs. This root is bitter and exhibits a cold energy, and enters the Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Liver, and Heart meridians.


Bitter, cold

Channels Entered

Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Liver, Heart


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