Shan Dou Gen- Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
LI, LU (3-9g)


Shan Dou Gen - The smoking Indian
Shan Dou Gen the smoking Indian loved to smoke tobacco so much that he couldn't stop even though he suffered from hot toxic swollen throat and cancer.

After he got cancer he developed (cc: nausea, stomach upset) and (cc: diarrhea from SP deficiency cold)

English Name: sophora root, tonkin sophora root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Sophorae Taonkinensis
Properties: slightly toxic, bitter, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
smoke tobacco clears LU heat
hot toxic swollen throat clears heat; relieves toxicity; benefits throat; reduces swelling
cancer treats cancer


      Shan Dou Gen Actions and Indications
  • Clears toxic heat in the throat; relieves Jaundice (abcesses, carbuncles, red, swollen, sore throat; cough due to Lung heat; swollen gums, toothache due to Stomach fire; jaundice, modern use for chronic hepatitis)
  • Treats cancer (anti-neoplastic action: naso-pharynx, throat, rectum, bladder)
  • (cc: diarrhea from Spleen deficiency cold)
  • (cc: can cause Stomach upset, nausea)

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