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Sheng Ma #1037

Pin Ying Name: Sheng Ma

Chinese Name: 升麻

English Name: Chinese Cimicifuga

Latin Name: Cimicifugae, Rhizoma

Herbs that Release the Exterior: Cool Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Heat Diaphoretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cold
Large Intestine
1.5-9g 16g (Maximum)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Releases the Exterior and vents measles

  • Headache due to Wind-Heat
  • Early stages of measles

Clears Heat and relieves toxicity

  • Fire toxins in the upper or superficial aspects of the body with sore teeth, swollen or painful gums, ulcerated lips or gums, canker sores, painful and swollen throat, sores or maculae from Warm-Heat pathogen diseases

Raises Yang and lifts sunken Qi

  • Central Qi Sinking or Middle Qi Deficiency with shortness of breath, fatigue and prolapse
  • Dai channel spasms
  • Guides other herbs upwards
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat due to Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with breathing difficulty or asthma.
  • Contraindicated for those with fully erupted measles.
  • Contraindicated for those with Excess Fire Rising.
  • Contraindicated for those with upper Excess and lower Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy during the first trimester.
  • Contraindicated for nursing mothers.
  • Use with caution due to potential allergic effect.
  • Toxicity: Overdose causes headaches, dizziness, vomiting, tremors, gastroenteritis and pathogenic erections.
  • It may cause ulceration and congestion of the blood in the skin.
  • It may irritate the Stomach and cause gastroenteritis. In severe cases, it may cause delirium and breathing difficulty.
  • Large doses may cause tremor, dizziness, muscle relaxation and bradycardia.