Rehmannia glutinosa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese-foxglove rehmannia

Rehmannia glutinosa is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name Sheng Di huang. It is often sold as gān dì huáng, gān meaning "dried.

Rehmannia glutinosa

Medical use

Economic importance of Rehmannia glutinosa

Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Acidulant
Phosphoric-acid found in Root (21000 ppm)
Additive
Phosphoric-acid found in Root (21000 ppm)
Aggregant
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Allergenic
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Analeptic
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Analgesic
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Anthelmintic
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
AntiADD
Phenylalanine found in Plant (6000 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antiacid
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Root (920 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antialdosteronic
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Antialkalotic
Lysine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antianemic
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Iron found in Root (920 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Histidine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Glucosamine found in Root (26000 ppm);found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antibacterial
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Root (920 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Anticataract
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Anticerebrotic
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Root (920 ppm)
Antichoreic
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Plant (6000 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antieczemic
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiedemic
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiencephalopathic
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Leucine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Root (3000 ppm)
Valine found in Root (7000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Glutamic-acid found in Root (53000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antifatigue
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antigastritic
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antihangover
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Lysine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Antihiccup
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Antihyperammonemic
Glutamic-acid found in Root (53000 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antihypertensive
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antilethargic
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antilithic
Glutamic-acid found in Root (53000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Root (920 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antimorphinic
Aspartic-acid found in Root (39000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Antinephritic
Histidine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiophthalmic
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Antioxidant
Alanine found in Root (9000 ppm)
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Histidine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Plant (6000 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Root (3000 ppm)
Antipellagric
Isoleucine found in Root (9000 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiphenylketonuric
Tyrosine found in Root (3000 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiprolactin
Aucubin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Glutamic-acid found in Root (53000 ppm)
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antipruritic
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiradicular
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Antiretardation
Glutamic-acid found in Root (53000 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antisecretory
D-glucose found in Root (91000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antisickling
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Plant (6000 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Aucubin found in Root
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiulcer
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Histidine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Threonine found in Root (16000 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Root (3000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Antiuremic
Histidine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antivitiligic
Phenylalanine found in Plant (6000 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Root (53000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Aphrodisiac
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Astringent
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Atherogenic
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
CNS-Inhibitor
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alanine found in Root (9000 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Serine found in Root (9000 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Root (3000 ppm)
Candidicide
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Cardiovascular
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Cathartic
Aucubin found in Root
Catalpol found in Root (1100 ppm)
Collagenic
Aucubin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Collyrium
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Demulcent
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Diuretic
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Aucubin found in Root
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Catalpol found in Root (1100 ppm)
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Emetic
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Essential
Histidine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Isoleucine found in Root (9000 ppm)
Leucine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Lysine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Threonine found in Root (16000 ppm)
Valine found in Root (7000 ppm)
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
FLavor
Phosphoric-acid found in Root (21000 ppm)
Threonine found in Root (16000 ppm)
Valine found in Root (7000 ppm)
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Flatugenic
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Raffinose found in Root (87000 ppm)
Stachyose found in Root (649000 ppm)
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Flatulent
Verbascose found in Root (46000 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Hepatoprotective
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (626 ppm)
Hypoammonemic
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Hypoarginanemic
Lysine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Manganese found in Root (24 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Lactagogue
Aucubin found in Root
Laxative
Aucubin found in Root
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Lipotropic
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Phenylalanine found in Plant (6000 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Root (3000 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
NO-Genic
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Neuroexcitant
Aspartic-acid found in Root (39000 ppm)
Neuroinhibitor
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Root (53000 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Oxidant
Alanine found in Root (9000 ppm)
Histidine found in Root (4000 ppm)
Paralytic
Aucubin found in Root
Pesticide
Aucubin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Pituitary-Stimulant
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Preservative
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Root (920 ppm)
Purgative
Catalpol found in Root (1100 ppm)
RNA-Inhibitor
Aucubin found in Root
Roborant
Aspartic-acid found in Root (39000 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Root (4 ppm)
Sedative
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Sequestrant
Phosphoric-acid found in Root (21000 ppm)
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Spermigenic
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Sweetener
Mannitol found in Root (74000 ppm)
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Gaba found in Root (31000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Tremorigenic
Phenylalanine found in Plant (6000 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)
Triglycerigenic
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Uricogenic
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Uricosuric
Aucubin found in Root
Glycine found in Root (2000 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Root (1000 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Vasodilator
Arginine found in Root (87000 ppm)
Calcium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1190 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (9730 ppm)
Vulnerary
Sucrose found in Root (81000 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (14 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alanine Root 3,000 9,000
Arginine Root 42,000 87,000
Aspartic-acid Root 1,000 39,000
Aucubin Root
Beta-sitosterol Root
Calcium Root 1,150
Catalpol Root 1,100
Copper Root 4
D-fructose Root 17,000 56,000
D-galactose Root 7,000 53,000
D-glucose Root 17,000 91,000
Gaba Root 4,000 31,000
Glucosamine Root 8,000 26,000
Root
Glutamic-acid Root 2,000 53,000
Glycine Root 1,000 2,000
Histidine Root 1,000 4,000
Iron Root 920
Isoleucine Root 2,000 9,000
Leucine Root 2,000 5,000
Lysine Root 2,000 4,000
Magnesium Root 1,190
Manganese Root 24
Manninotriose Root 10,000 56,000
Mannitol Root 10,000 74,000
Melittoside Root
Methionine Root 1,000
Phenylalanine Plant 1,000 6,000
Phosphoric-acid Root 11,000 21,000
Potassium Root 9,730
Proline Root 3,000 4,000
Raffinose Root 36,000 87,000
Rehmaglutins Plant
Rehmanniosides Plant
Serine Root 1,000 9,000
Sodium Root 626
Stachyose Root 321,000 649,000
Sucrose Root 28,000 81,000
Threonine Root 1,000 16,000
Tyrosine Root 1,000 3,000
Valine Root 1,000 7,000
Verbascose Root 27,000 46,000
Zinc Root 14
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]