Chinese Herbs: Sha Shen (Adenophora Root, Four Leaf Lady Bell Root), Glehniae/Adenophorae Radix
Herb 13 of 15
Herbs that Tonify Yin
Sweet, Cool, Slightly Bitter
Sand Root From the South
Chinese Herb Actions
Nourishes Lung Yin, Stops Cough, Dispels Phlegm
For dry, non-productive cough. Also for cough with yellow, scanty, difficult to expectorate sputum or blood streaked sputum. Associated symptoms include dry mouth, dry throat, dry nasal cavity, voice loss, sore throat
- Nourishes Stomach, Generates Fluid
For thirst and dry mouth, red/dry tongue, and constipation associated with Stomach Yin Deficiency. Also for aftermath of febrile disease with low grade fever and peeled tongue coat.
- Moistens Exterior
For dry skin, itchy skin especially due to cold weather
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
- Do not use in cases of cough due to Wind-Cold
- None Noted.
Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
- No toxicity noted
- Possible allergic reactions may follow constant intense contact like that of those who work in herbal factories. Contact dermatitis results.
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Chinese Herb Dosage
- 10-15 grams dried in decoction, 15-60 grams fresh in decoction 12
- 9-15 grams in decoction 13
Chinese Herb Notes
- This herb antagonizes Fen Fang Ji (Radix Stephaniae Tetandrae)
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:
This herb is incompatible with:
- Li Lu (Radix Et Rhizoma Veratri)