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Sha Shen (Bei) #1281

Pin Ying Name: Sha Shen (Bei)

Chinese Name: 北沙參

English Name: Glehnia

Latin Name: Glehniae, Radix

Herbs that Tonify Yin
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Slightly Bitter
Slightly Cold
Cool
Lung
Stomach
9-30g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Nourishes Lung Yin and clears Lung Heat

  • Dry, non-productive cough due to Heat injuring the Lung Yin with dry mouth and thirst

Nourishes Stomach Yin and generates fluids

  • Pathogenic Heat due to Warm febrile disease injuring the Stomach Yin with parched mouth, thirst and irritability

Tonifies Liver and Kidney Yin

  • Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiencies with Dryness or Qi and Blood Stagnation causing hypochondriac pain, acid reflux, dry mouth and throat and a red tongue
Contraindications
  • Do not use in cases of cough due to Wind-Cold