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Introduction To Flavescent Sophora Root (ku shen)









Flavescent Sophora Root (ku shen)

Radix Sophorae Flavescentis


Properties: Bitter in flavour, cold in nature, it acts on the heart, liver, large intestine and bladder channels. The cold property is capable of clearing heat, the bitter flavour removing the dampness and purging fore downward. For this reason, the herb is good at clearing the pathogenic heat in the lower-jiao, hence indition, the herb can also expell wind, destroy intestinal parasites, and relieve itching. Therefore, it is often used to cure itching of urticaria and eczema.

Effect: Clearing heat and dampness, destroying intestinal parasites, relieving itching and inducing diuresis.


1. For treating dysentery caused by damp-heat, it is used in combination with aucklandia root and liquorice. For treating hemorrhoid with bleeding, it is used in combination with the drugs for stopping bleeding by removing heat from the blood, such as dried rehmannia root and sophora fruit. In case of jaundice due to damp-heat in the liver and gallbladder, it is used with oriental wormwood and capejasmine fruit to normalize the function of the gallbladder and clear jaundice.

2.  For treating stranguria, profuse leukorrhea, vaginal itching and eczema caused by the downward flow of dampness and relieving itching, such as dittany bark, phellodendron bark, etc.

In addition, in ancient clinical practice the herb was used to cure scabies and leprosy. 

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g, proper dosage (quabtum satis) when applied externally.

Precautions: The herb is incompatible with hellebore root and contraindicated in cases of insufficiency of the spleen and stomach.



For the convenience of customers, we offer the Flavescent Sophora Root (ku shen) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Flavescent Sophora Root (ku shen) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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