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Shan Dou Gen

Subprostrata | 山豆根
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SKU S1900

Ingredient: Sophora subprostratae root (shan dou gen).

Mandarin: 山豆根
Pin-Yin: Shan Dou Gen
English: Subprostrata
Korean: 사원자
Romaji: Sanzukon
Kanji: 山豆根
Kampo: No


Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Sophorae tonkinensis Radix


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


  • Bitter, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, large intestine

Herb Actions:

  • Clears heat and resolves fire toxicity
  • Disperses swellings
  • Aids in alleviating throat conditions


  • Not recommended for those with cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach
  • Not recommended for those who are deficient
  • Use with caution as herb is potentially toxic

Commonly Found In:

  • Dang Gui & Arctium Formula, Tang-kuei & Anemarrhena Combination

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