Chinese Herbs: Gan Song (Chinese Nardostachys Rhizome), Radix Et Rhizoma Nardostachydis
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Chinese Herbs: Gan Song (Chinese Nardostachys Rhizome), Radix Et Rhizoma Nardostachydis

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Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Warm Gan Song (Radix Et Rhizoma Nardostachydis)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Nardostachydis
Chinese:
甘松
Tone Marks:
gān sōng
Translation:
Sweet Pine

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Regulates and Moves Qi, Awakens the Spleen
    Treats Qi Stagnation in the Chest and abdomen with symptoms that include epigastric and abdominal distension with pain and poor appetite. Usually this is due to excess worrying.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use for patients with Qi deficiency or Heat in the Blood

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-6 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 3-6 grams in decoction (Chen)