Tai Zi Shen - Pseudostellaria

TCM Materia Medica

Tai Zi Shen TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "tai zi shen" which in english is "pseudostellaria", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify qi" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung and spleen channels and exhibits bitter (ku), neutral (ping) and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 9-30g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Strengthen the spleen, augment qi - fatigue, reduced appetite.
  • Tonifies lung qi - spontaneous sweating.
  • Generates fluids - thirst, injury to fluids after a febrile disease, fever, summerheat in children.

As noted above, tai zi shen is within the herbs that tonify qi functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... herbs in this category are generally sweet and rich. they are most often combined with herbs that move and regulate the qi. )".

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