Names Of Sheng Ma


Sheng Ma TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome
  • Pinyin Name: Sheng Ma
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How Is Sheng Ma Categorized?

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Temperature - Taste

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Our Database Has 12 TCM Herbs In The Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat Category

How Is Sheng Ma Used Clinically?

Sheng Ma Usages and Indications

  • Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the early stages of skin rashes, headache from wind-heat (forehead - stomach channel).
  • Clears heat, relieves toxicity - toxins in the upper or superficial areas, swelling, painful, sore gums, lips, and/or throat.
  • Raises yang, lifts spleen qi sinking (strong than Ge Gen) - for middle qi deficiency leading to shortness of breath, fatigue, prolapse of stomach, uterus, or rectum.
  • Serves to guide other herbs upwards.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Avoid in cases of yin-deficient heat, upper-excesses and lower deficiencies.
    • Avoid with fully erupted measles.
    • Avoid in patients with breathing difficulties.
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How Is Sheng Ma Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Sheng Ma

  • Dosage: 1.5-9g
  • Use honey-roasted version for collapsed conditions.

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