Chinese Herb: Shen Qu (Medicated Leaven), Massa Medica Fermentata

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Chinese Herb: Shen Qu (Medicated Leaven), Massa Medica Fermentata

Herb 6 of 6 in Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

Warm Shen Qu (Massa Medica Fermentata)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Massa Medica Fermentata
Chinese:
神曲
Tone Marks:
shén qŭ
Translation:
Divine Fermented Mass

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Reduces Food Stagnation, Harmonizes the Stomach
    Treats poor digestion, poor appetite, borborygmus, diarrhea, epigastric or abdominal fullness and distension.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution during pregnancy.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.