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Phragmites Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Phragmites Australis
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Lu Gen

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Phragmites Cures

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Action of Phragmites

Nutrients in Phragmites

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Rhizome, Root, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Phragmites

Avoid in case of Spleen and Stomach deficiency due to Cold.
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Phragmites is a grass.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 5 M.
Best use for Fever.

In TCM :
Phragmites Rhizome : Lu Gen
Meridians associated : Lung and Stomach.

Materia Medica:
Bleeding External : Ash of the Leaves.
Bronchitis : Leaves (raw or cooked)
Cholera : Decoction of the Flowers, Leaves
Coughs : Root Decoction, Root Juice.
Diarrhea : Root Decoction, Root Juice.
Fever : Root Decoction, Stem Decoction, Root Juice.
Nausea : Root Decoction, Stem Decoction, Root Juice.
Food Poisoning : Flower Decoction, Root Decoction, Stem Decoction, Root Juice.
Sores : Ash of the leaves.
Vomiting : Root Decoction, Stem Decoction, Root Juice.


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Materia Medica for Phragmites

Single Herb

Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) Leaves for External Bleeding

Take dry Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) Leaves. Burn and collect ash. Sprinkle on the affected part after wash with an antiseptic twice a day.

Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) Leaves for Bronchitis

Take it as cooked.

Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) for Cholera

Prepare a decoction of Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) flowers and leaves. Drink 2 teaspoons thrice a day.

Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) Root for Diarrhea

Boil 20 gram Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) Root in 2 glass of water till it remains half. Take one teaspoon thrice a day.
OR : Have 1/4 cup juice of Phragmites ( Sarakanada ) Root once a day.
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