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Lu Gen

Phragmites/Reed Rhizome | 蘆根
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SKU P0650

Ingredient: Phragmites root (lu gen) (Phragmites communis).

Mandarin: 蘆根
Pin-Yin: Lu Gen
English: Reed Rhizome
Korean: 노근
Romaji: Rokon
Kanji: 蘆根
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Phragmitis Rhizoma


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Sweet, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Clears heat and generates fluids
  • Promotes urination
  • Encourages rashes to surface


  • Not recommended for those with distention due to cold sudden turmoil disorder
  • Not recommended for those with nausea and vomiting due to cold stomach
  • Use with caution for those with cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach

 Commonly Found In:

  • Lonicera & Forsythia Formula, Morus & Chrysanthemum Combination

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