Sha Shen (Adenophora Root, Four Leaf Lady Bell Root)
Herb 10 of 15 in Herbs that Tonify Yin
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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)