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Ren Shen

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Name: Asian Ginseng (人參(紅))

Pinyin: Ren Shen

Pharm. Name: Radix Ginseng






Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Powerfully reinforce original qi, tonify zang-organ qi, promote the generation of body fluid to alleviate thirst, and induce-tranquilization mind and improve the intelligence, nourish the blood.

Lung, Spleen

1-9g (Decoct Separately) 0.5-1g (Powder)



The root of the perennial herbaceous plant Panax ginseng. It is the most important herb in treating exhaustion syndrome because it powerfully reinforces original qi. For qi-exhaustion accompanied with extremely faint pulse tending to cease caused by heavy sweating, severe vomiting, and diarrhea, or long and severe diseases, it can be used singly in large dosages, like Du Shen Tang in Jing Yue Quan Shu. IT also helps in tonifying spleen-qi, it is indicated for fatigue and mental fatigue, poor appetite, and loose stool, or other symptoms caused by spleen-qi deficiency, as well as tonifying lung-qi. This herb has the action of invigorating qi and promoting the generation of body fluid, it is indicated for thirst caused by both qi and body fluid injury during heat diseases or both qi and yin deficiency. For thirst and bit but weak pulse caused by both qi and yin injury during heat diseases, it is often combined with heat-clearing and fire-purging herbs. Other symptoms treated by this herb include blood deficiency syndrome, syndrome of both qi and blood deficiency, Palpitation, insomnia, and amnesia.


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