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Enhance Yourself Naturally with Rehmannia Root

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Rehmannia Root: Introduction

The root of the plant rehmannia glutinosa libosch, native to Asia, was first utilized by the ancient Chinese and Japanese cultures to increase vitality. Rehmannia root is considered one of the fifty fundamental herbs in Chinese herbalism. It was commonly used to strengthen the heart, kidney, and liver, in addition to the treatment of conditions including anemia, diabetes, urinary tract infections, constipation, menstrual flow complications and dizziness.

Rehmannia Root: Description

The plant, Rehmannia, is classified in the Foxglove family, and is commonly referred to as Chinese Foxglove. It is a flowering perennial plant, typically ranging from 1-2 feet in size. The plant prefers well drained soils and moderate climates, with adequate amounts of shade. The leaves are typically noted to be covered in a soft white peach fuzz with reddish-purple flowers.

Rehmannia Root and Your Digestive System

Rehmannia root is associated with anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. These specific properties aid in the digestive system, and are especially noted with an increased rate of healing for peptic ulcers within the stomach. In this manner, it increases overall digestive health.

Rehmannia Root and Your Blood

Rehmannia root is also associated with increasing overall blood system health. It is used to tonify the blood; increasing overall strength and decreasing any deficiencies that may be present. This strengthening is associated with an increased ability of the body to naturally suppress diseases, while fighting against bacterial and viral agents. Rehmannia root is associated with the capability of lowering overall blood pressure levels, increasing healthy circulation of the blood.

Rehmannia and Diabetes

Rehmannia root is correlated with reduced signs and symptoms of the condition of diabetes. Diabetes is caused by an abnormal production of the hormone insulin, leading to increased and decreased levels of sugar (glycogen) within the blood. Rehmannia root is associated with the ability of reducing the loss of stored sugars. Storage of sugars enhances the bodys natural ability to treat low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

Rehmannia: Other Uses

Rehmannia is correlated with improvements in many bodily systems. It has been used for treatment of constipation and urinary tract infections. It has also been used to aid in bone strengthening, increasing fertility levels, and to correct menstruation difficulties. Insomnia, night sweats and fevers have also been treated with the use of rehmannia root.

Rehmannia Root: Preparation

The root is generally used in dried or charcoaled form, but can be eaten after cleaned and boiled. The roots are typically irregular shaped, noted by a black-grayish color. The roots are not broken easily and are usually pliable and soft. The root itself is odorless, but is noted to have a sweet taste. Rehmannia root is generally known to be a naturally safe product, but can be toxic to the body if misused in an excessive manner, as the root itself is a heavy sticky substance that can be difficult to digest. Rehmannia root is also commonly associated in many herbal tablets in addition to other herbs known to have positive effects on the body naturally.

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