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#5800C Rhubarb Root
Da Huang

Rhubarb Root<br> Da Huang

Plum Flower Rhubarb Root
Da Huang

Pinyin Name: Da Huang
English Name: Rhubarb Root
Properties: bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Liver, Heart

Severe and moderate constipation, dysentery, accumulation or excess of damp heat, purging fire downward, cooling the blood, clearing heat and eliminating toxins, blood stasis, amenorrhea with other symptoms, abdominal fullness, damp heat jaundice, and chronic accumulation of phlegm heat are some of the imbalances satisfied clients have used this product for.

Primary Traditional Functions
Attacks Accumulations by Purging Downwards
Da Huang has excellent purgative properties to treat a wide variety of accumulations including constipation, epigastric distention, fullness and abdominal pain that gets worse with pressure and palpation, Best for constipation due to excess heat. Also for excess heat in the hollow organ during yangming stage of illness which is characterized by high fever, delirium, semi-consciousness and convulsions. Da Huang purges accumulation and eliminates heat to relieve the imbalance and preserve yin. Heat and qi stagnation usually accompany constipation indicated by abdominal bloating, distention and pain. Da Huang should be used if heat and constipation are more severe than bloating, distention and pain.

  • Severe constipation due to accumulation of excess heat
  • Moderate constipation from accumulation of heat
  • Sever constipation with passage of liquid and no solid stool
  • Excess heat in the hollow organs during yangming with qi and blood deficiency
  • Constipation with heat consuming body fluids
  • Constipation with Spleen yang deficiency and accumulation of cold
  • Habitual constipation with deficiency

Dysentery with accumulation of damp heat after numerous episodes of diarrhea and feeling of incomplete evacuation

  • Dysentery
  • Dysentery with excess damp heat
  • Chronic dysentery with accumulation of damp heat and Spleen yang deficiency


  • Da Huang is commonly used with anti-parasitic herbs to enhance the expulsion of parasites

Purges Fire

  • Purges excess fire whether constipation is present or not
  • Excess upward flaring of heat attacking the head
  • Liver fire with headaches, irritability, convulsions and constipation

Cools the blood, stops bleeding and benefits various bleeding disorders caused by heat and fire attacking the blood. Used individually or with other herbs that tonify yin and clear heat.

  • Epistaxis and hematemesis because of Heart fire
  • Hematemesis due to chronic weakness and deficiency
  • Upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding

Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins
Commonly used internally or topically to clear heat and eliminate toxins

  • Internal abscess
  • Cellulitis on the back with constipation and a forceful pulse
  • Burns

Activates Blood Circulation and Removes Blood Stasis

  • Eliminates blood stasis and bruises through its purgative functions then clears heat related to the stasis.
  • Blood stasis
  • Moderate blood stasis
  • Severe blood stasis
  • Chronic blood stasis
  • Amenorrhea accompanied by dry skin, emaciation, poor appetite, lower abdominal fullness, night sweating and withered Spirit
  • Postpartum blood stasis
  • Palpable abdominal masses and blood stasis due to external or traumatic injuries

Clears Damp Heat and Promotes Diuresis

  • Water accumulation for those without deficiencies
  • Water accumulation characterized by edema and abdominal fullness
  • Accumulation of water and heat in the chest
  • Heat dysuria
  • Damp heat jaundice
  • Damp heat throughout the body

Also for chronic accumulation of phlegm heat characterized by cough, dyspnea, mania, disorientation and other symptoms of hot phlegm misting the Heart

Concentration: 5:1

Typical Usage of Concentrated Extract
1 to 2 grams per day (3 to 5 grams in severe cases) or as directed by your wellness coach. Reduce dose by 1/2 when used internally

Cautions & Contraindications

  • Extremely bitter and cold so it may damage the Spleen and Stomach. Use with caution. Possible side effects: nausea, vomiting and poor appetite
  • Contraindicated where there is no constipation or blood stagnation
  • Use with caution when menstruating or in postpartum women without stasis
  • Do not use with qi or blood deficiency or during pregnancy
  • Nursing mothers use great caution, Da Huang entering breast milk causes diarrhea in the infant

Each bottle contains 100 grams. Contains non-gmo dextrin.

Rhubarb Root - Da Huang

Rhubarb Root - Da Huang

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