Ge Gen
葛根 gé gēn

Category: Cool, Acrid Herbs that Release Exterior  Browse

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Tastes
Tastes:
Acrid , Sweet  Browse
Dosage
Dosage:
9-21g
Cautions
Cautions:
None noted
Meridians
Meridians:
Spleen , Stomach  Browse
Preparation
Preparation:
• Unprepared/Dried • Roasted • Starch • Flower
Quality
Quality:
Good quality - big, solid, white, powdery, and less fibrous
Reference Source
Reference Source:
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (3rd edition) ('Bensky')  Browse
Notes
Notes:
No notes at this time
Formulas
Formulas (14)
Family:
Fabaceae (Leguminosae, Papilionoidaceae)  Browse

Alternate Names:
Pharmaceutical: Radix Puerariae
Botanical: Pueraria Lobata (willd.) Ohwi, Pueraria Thomsonii Benth.
Japanese: kakkon
Korean: kalgeun
Common: kudzu root, pueraria
 
Temperature:  Cool  Browse