Rehmannia glutinosa

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Rehmannia glutinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae
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: [生]地黄). It is often sold as gān dì huáng (Chinese: ), gān meaning "dried."

Medicinal uses[edit]

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? ][2] This study however, does not report the effects of Rehmannia glutinosa in human subjects.

Chemical constituents[edit]

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"[3]

See also[edit]


  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.