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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.[1]

Rehmannia glutinosa is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name Sheng di huang (Chinese: 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. It turns out that the plant, in fact, seems to have efficacy in the scavenging of free radicals which cause noise related hearing loss.[2]

Chemical constituents

"A number of constituents such as iridoids, phenethyl alcohol, glycosides, cyclopentanoid monoterpenes, and norcarotenoids, have been reported from the fresh or processed roots of R. glutinosa."[3]

See also




Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Rehmannia glutinosa


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Rehmannia
Species: Rehmannia glutinosa


Rehmannia glutinosa (Gaertn.) Steud.


  • Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 2:440. 1841
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 30911
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