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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
None. Although published case reports indicate that Radix Rehmanniae is  used  for  the  treatment  of  rheumatoid  arthritis  and  hypertension  (19), data from controlled clinical trials are lacking.
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
Internally  for  the  symptomatic  treatment  of  fevers,  diabetes,  hypertension,  skin  eruptions  and  maculation,  sore  throat,  hypermenorrhoea  and polymenorrhoea (4, 20). As a tonic to stimulate the immune system (21).
Uses described in traditional medicine
As  an  antispasmodic,  diuretic  and  emmenagogue.  Treatment  of  burns,  diarrhoea, dysentery, metrorrhagia and impotence (7, 20, 22, 23)
4. Pharmacopoeia  of  the  People’s  Republic  of  China  (English  edition).  Vol.  IBeijing, Chemical Industry Press, 2000. 
7. Farnsworth  NR,  ed. NAPRALERT  database.  Chicago,  IL,  University  of Illinois at Chicago, 9 February 2002 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the
tific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services).
19.  Chang HM, But PPH, eds. Pharmacology and applications of Chinese materia medica. Vol. I. Singapore, World Scientific, 1986.
20.  Yang LL et al. Antihepatotoxic actions of Formosan plant drugs. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1987, 19:103–10. 
21.   Kim  HM  et  al.  Effect  of  Rehmannia  glutinosa   on  immediate  type  allergic  reaction. International Journal of Immunopharmacology, 1998, 20:231–240.
22. Les  plantes  médicinales  au  Vietnam  (Livre  1).  Médecine  traditionnelle  et pharmacopée. Agence de oopération culturelle et technique, 1990. 
23.  Oshima Y, Tanaka K, Hikino H. Sesquiterpenoid from Rehmannia glutinosa roots. Phytochemistry, 1993, 33:233–234.

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