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Ku Shen Gen

Sophora Root | 苦參根
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SKU S1100

Ingredient: Sophora root (ku shen) (Sophora flavescens).

Mandarin: 苦參根
Pin-Yin: Ku Shen Gen
English: Sophora Root
Korean: 고삼
Romaji: Kujinkon
Kanji: 苦参根
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Sophora flavescentis Radix

Sources:

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

Properties:

  • Cold, bitter

Channels Entered:

  • Liver, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, bladder, heart

Herb Actions:

  • Cools heat
  • Disperses dampness
  • Extinguishes wind
  • Eliminates parasites
  • Relieves itching
  • Encourages urination

Contraindications:

  • Use with caution for those with cold caused by a deficiency of the spleen or stomach
  • Not recommended for use in combination with Li Lu

 

Commonly Found In:

  • Tang-kuei & Anemarrhena Combination


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