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Sophora root (Organic) - Ku Shen
Sophora Root (Organic) - Ku Shen
Sophora flavescens ; radix
In traditional Chinese medicine, Ku shen is categorized as an herb that clears heat and dries dampness. It is most often used for *vaginal discharge and infections, urinary dysfunction, dysenteric disorders, some types of jaundice, heat related swelling or edema, itching, whether due to parasites or genital infections. Topical uses of Sophora Root include skin lesions or chronic itching that results in seepage or bleeding.
Modern studies have shown sophora root to slow the heart rate, and reduce cardiac output. The heart rhythm stabilization includes anti-hypertensive effects. It is believed to inhibit growth of tuberculosis, Staphylococcus, Escherichia coli, and skin fungus. This root can be used to elevate white blood cell count, eliminate phlegm, prevent allergies, relieve asthma and reduce inflammation.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.