Rehmannia glutinosa

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Rehmannia glutinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Rehmannia
Species: R. glutinosa
Binomial name
Rehmannia glutinosa
(Gaertn.) Steud.

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

Medicinal uses

One of the traditional uses in traditional Chinese medicine for Rehmannia glutinosa has been in the area of tinnitus and hearing loss.[citation needed] The plant seems to have efficacy in the scavenging of free radicals in vitro.[relevant? ] This study however, does not report the effects of Rehmannia glutinosa in human subjects.

Chemical constituents

A number of chemical constituents including iridoids, phenethyl alcohol, glycosides, cyclopentanoid monoterpenes, and norcarotenoids, have been reported from the fresh or processed roots of R. glutinosa"

See also


  1. "Rehmannia glutinosa information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  2. Yu, H; Seo, SJ; Kim, YH; Lee, HY; Park, RK; So, HS; Jang, SL; You, YO. "Protective effect of Rehmannia glutinosa on the cisplatin-induced damage of HEI-OC1 auditory cells through scavenging free radicals". Journal of Ethnopharmacology 107 (3): 383–8. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2006.03.024. PMID 16698207. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  3. Oh, Hyuncheol (2006). "Remophilanetriol: A New Eremophilane from the Roots of Rehmannia glutinosa". ChemInform 37 (2). doi:10.1002/chin.200602189. 

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