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Rehmannia glutinosa

Rehmannia glutinosa (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Orobanchaceae
Tribus: Rehmannieae
Genus: Rehmannia
Species: Rehmannia glutinosa

Rehmannia glutinosa (Gaertn.) Steud.

Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 2:440. 1841
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Rehmannia glutinosa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Rehmannia glutinosa is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name shēng dì huáng (Chinese: 生地黄). It is often sold as gān dì huáng (Chinese: 干地黄), gān meaning "dried".

Chemical constituents

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.[2]

Rehmannia is named for Joseph Rehmann (1788–1831), a physician in St. Petersburg.[3][4]
Glutinosa means 'glutinous', 'sticky', or 'viscous'.[3]

See also

Chinese herbology – 50 fundamental herbs


"Rehmannia glutinosa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2008-02-11.
Oh, Hyuncheol (2006). "Remophilanetriol: A New Eremophilane from the Roots of Rehmannia glutinosa". ChemInform. 37 (2). doi:10.1002/chin.200602189.
Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). pp 180, 328
Joseph Rehmann. Sammlung auserlesener Abhandlungen und merkwürdiger Nachrichten Russischer Ärzte und Naturforscher. St. Petersburg 1812, p. 271-276: Ballota lanata. Ein neues Mittel gegen die Wassersucht. S. 271-276 (Digitalisat)

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