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Scrophularia | 玄參
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SKU S0950

Ingredient: Scrophularia root (xuan shen) (Scrophularia ningpoensis).

FUNCTIONS: Clears heat, nourishes yin, purges fire, cools blood, removes toxin.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 玄參
Pin-Yin: Xuan Shen
English: Scrophularia
Korean: 선복화
Romaji: Genjin
Kanji: 玄参
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Scrophulariae Radix


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


  • Bitter, cold, sweet, salty

Channels Entered:

  • Stomach, spleen

Herb Actions:

  • Purges heat
  • Cools the blood
  • Supplements the yin
  • Disperses nodules


  • Not recommended for those with cold-dampness in the stomach and spleen
  • Not recommended for use in combination with Li Lu


Commonly Found In:

  • Scrophularia & Ophiopogon Combination

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