San Leng


San Leng in TCM:

Explore the properties of San Leng according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: spaganium, common bur-reed rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Sparganii
Properties: bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: SP, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
circulates qi, circulates blood, resolves food stagnation

Actions / Indications:
  • Breaks up blood stasis; pomotes qi movement; relieves pain (amenorrhea, abdominal pain and masses, epigastric masses and pain, gynecological disorders due to blood stasis)
  • Dissipate accumulations of food (severe food stagnation; pain, distension, fullness)
  • Treats Cancer (modern use to treat liver, stomach, cervical, and breast cancers)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: excessive menses)
  • note: antagonistic with ya xiao

    Special Notes:
  • When using San Leng recall that "it takes qi to move blood, and it takes blood to move qi". San Leng is stronger to break up blood stasis while E Zhu is stronger for moving qi stagnation. They are often used together.