Rehmanniae Radix, an Effective Treatment for Patients with Various Inflammatory and Metabolic Diseases: Results from a Review of Korean Publications

  • Kim, Seok-hee (Department of Health Service, Imsil-Gun Bogun Hospital) ;
  • Yook, Tae-han (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Woosuk University Hospital of Korean Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Jong-uk (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Woosuk University Hospital of Korean Medicine)
  • Received : 2017.04.25
  • Accepted : 2017.05.22
  • Published : 2017.06.30


Objectives: This study was a review of the literature published on the efficacy of Rehmanniae Radix to obtain information to provide both a foundation for its clinical use and directions for future studies. Methods: This study selected 30 publications registered to databases or published in Korea by March 13, 2017, by searching electronic journal databases, i.e., NDSL, OASIS, RISS, and KISS, in order to review the efficacy of Rehmanniae Radix. The search was conducted using the keywords '生地黃', '鮮地黃', 'Rehmannia Glutinosa', and 'Rehmanniae Radix', and the search results were compiled and analyzed. Results: The selected publications included antioxidant effects (12 publications), data involving blood glucose reduction (4 publications), effects on the autonomic nervous system (3 publications), and effects on the human body (11 publications). Conclusion:The results of this literature review indicate that Rehmanniae Radix is effective in treating patients with various inflammatory and metabolic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Based on these results, we believe that Rehmanniae Radix can be used effectively to treat patients with such diseases.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


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