Names Of Ren Shen


Ren Shen TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Ginseng Root
  • Pinyin Name: Ren Shen
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How Is Ren Shen Categorized?

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Our Database Has 11 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Tonify Qi Category

How Is Ren Shen Used Clinically?

Ren Shen Usages and Indications

  • Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss).
  • Tonify lung qi - wheezing, shortness of breath, w/kidneys failing to grasp the qi.
  • Strengthen the middle warmer - lethargy, no appetite, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of organs, distended chest/abdomen.
  • Generates fluids, stops thirst - xiao ke, damaged fluid due to high dever and profuse sweating.
  • Benefits heart qi, calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, restlessness due to qi and/or blood deficiency.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Avoid tea and turnips while taking ginseng.
    • Antagonist with Wu Ling Zhi, Incompatible with Li Lu.
    • Avoid with high blood pressure and/or liver yang rising.
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How Is Ren Shen Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Ren Shen

  • Dosage: 1-9g

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  • Hong Shen - steamed, warmer, for qi and yang deficiency.
  • Gao Li Shen - (Korean), stronger than one from China.

Formulas Which Generally Contain Ren Shen

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