aka: Xiang Ru
Properties and Uses:Astringent diuretic, emmenagogue. Madder is useful for all problems with the urinary tract, particularly where the- urine becomes alkaline. As a treatment supporting other measures, it has been used for rickets, slow healing broken bones, inflammations, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and hectic fever. Externally, a decoction of madder can be used for skin problems, especially tubercular conditions of skin and mucous tissue.