Da Huang

Botanical & Other Names: Rheum Palmatum Tanguticum
Tonic Energy & Flavor:  Cold and Bitter
Meridian Affinity:  Stomach and Spleen
Used as a mild laxative, Da Huang removes toxins and promotes blood circulation. Because Da Huang helps purge heat and loosen bowels, individuals with intestinal problems can see reduced constipation and improved normalization of the gastro-intestinal tract, while women dealing with menopause can benefit from heat purging effects of the herb.
When combined with coptis root, honey suckle flower and capejasmine, Da Huang can regulate menstruation and lessen the effects of hot flashes. However, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take excess dosages of Da Huang.
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