Xi Yang Shen (American Ginseng Root)

Xi Yang Shen (American Ginseng Root)

Herb 13 of 15 in Herbs that Tonify Yin

Cold Xi Yang Shen (Radix Panacis Qinquifolii)
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Cold
Radix Panacis Qinquifolii
Tone Marks:
xī yáng shēn
Western Seas Root
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Tonifies Qi and Yin
    Treats weakness, irritability, thirst, and chronic low grade fever that occurs post febrile disease.
  • Tonifies Lung, Clears Fire, Generates Fluids
    Treats long term wheezing, cough with blood streaked sputum, dry cough, loss of voice due to Lung Yin Deficiency. Treats thirst, dry mouth and tongue associated with Yin deficiency

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use with Li Lu
  • Do not use in cases of Excess Fire with Stagnation
  • Do not use in cases of Damp-Cold in the Stomach/Middle Jiao

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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