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She Gan (Belamcanda chinensis)

  • Botanical name: Belamcanda chinensis
  • Common name: Belamcanda rhizome
  • Literal name translation: arrow shaft
  • Family: Iridaceae, iris family
  • Part used in Chinese medicine: rhizoma
  • Major Chinese medicine actions:
  • Clears heat, resolves toxicity, transforms phlegm
    reduces swelling of the throat
Belamcanda chinensis
Belamcanda chinensis
Belamcanda chinensis

Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Belamcanda chinensis; 06/2007; author Bouba; permission under GFDL
Photo 2: Belamcanda chinensis; 07/2007; author Tom Murphy VII, permission under GFDL
Photo 3: Belamcanda chinensis; 09/2007; author Doronenko; permission under GFDL