Processed Rehmannia root
Sweet Dew Drink / gan lu yin 甘露飲
Sweet Dew Drink
Source: Formulary of the Taiping Welfare Dispensary Bureau《太平惠民和劑局方》
Indications: For heat accumulated in the upper body especially irritated the stomach and heart that present with bad breath, gum swelling and receding, sore throat, mouth sores, sore and bloodshot eyes. It is also indicated for damp-heat accumulated in the spleen and stomach that present with yellowish complexion, slight puffiness, stuffy chest, breath shortness, bowel irregularity, burning sensation during urination and yellowish urine, or sometimes feverish sensation of the body. Some physicians also use the formula to relieve night sweats, stomachache, diabetic symptoms, headaches, nosebleeds and menstrual pain that are associated with yin deficiency. With appropriate modifications, modern TCM often uses the formula to treat stomatitis, canker sores, tonsillitis, jaundice, pharyngitis, periodontal disease, conjunctivitis and glossitis.