This herb is commonly known as Chinese Rhubarb. The literal meaning of the name is “Big Yellow.” As the name indicates, it has beautiful golden yellow color (see the color picture at www.hensenlifestyle.com). Originating from China and Tibet, it has been used for thousands of years. It is used to treat the four main organs: heart, large intestine, liver, and stomach. With a long legacy for healing, it is not used as a single herb. It works for each organ depending on the combination with other herbs. It is not used as a main ingredient. If you wish to use it, do so with the help of an experienced Herbalist.
Here is how it works: Da Huang first works its way into our system through the stomach, then the large intestine and finally the liver. It serves to draw out excess heat built up in the intestinal area and is eliminated through the stool. Through this process, it drains excess heat and detoxifies Fire Poison from the blood. It also works to invigorate and clear blood stagnation.
As a result, it can help as a blood cleaner and builder.
There are many other uses for Da Huang, all associated with blood and a heat imbalance. It is used in herbal prescriptions to heal the following ailments: Amenorrhea, Anemia, Boils, Constipation, Diarrhea, Digestion, Dysentery, Dysmenorrhea, Gallbladder, Headaches, Hemorrhages (internal), Hepatitis, Jaundice, Liver Problems, Menstruation (promotes), Skin Eruptions (boils/pustules), Stomach, Ulcers (duodenal), and Worms (ring/pin/thread).
At Hen Sen Herbs, Da Huang is used in many of the products. For example, we use it in Taifu, Taifu Plus, No.9, and D12.