Bitter, sweet-salty and cold
Lung, stomach and Kidney
1. To clear heat and nourish yin; 2. To release to toxins and nodules
1. Sore throat caused by exogenous pathogenic wind. Scrophularia (Xuan Shen ) is used with Arctium (Niu Bang Zi ) ,platycodon root (Jie Geng ) and Mentha (Bo He ).2.Sore throat caused by excessive interior heat. Scrophularia (Xuan-shen) is used with Ophiopogon root (Maidong) root (jie-geng) and raw Licorice root (Gan Cao ).3.Boils carbuncles and furuncles. Scrophularia (Xuanshen) is used with Honeysuckle flower (Jin Yin Hua ) and raw Licorice root (Gancao).4.Scrofula, goiter and subcutaneous modules. Scrophularia (Xuan-shen) is used with Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu ) and Oyster shell (Mu Li ).5.Febrile disease in which pathogenic factors attack the nutritive and blood levels:a) fever, insomnia and deep red tongue proper with scanty coating-Scrophularia (Xuanshen) is used with Fresh rhe-mannia root (Sheng Di Huang ) and Ophiopogon root (Maidong);b)high fever, unconsciousness add maculopapule-Scrophularia (Xuanshen) is used with Anemarrhena rhizome (Zhi Mu ), Gypsum (Shi Gao ) and Rhi-noceros horn (Xijiao).6.Constipation due to dryness is the intestines. Scrophularia (Xuan-shen) is used with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) and Ophio-pogon root (Maidong).
Scrophularia (Xuanshen) is contrain-dicated in cases with weakness lf the spleen and stomach and should not be combined with Black false bellebore (Lilu).