TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "xi yang shen" which in english is "american ginseng root", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yin" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, kidney and lung channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, xi yang shen is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, xi yang shen is within the herbs that tonify yin functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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