Tai Zi Shen - Tonify Qi
SP, LU (10-30g)
Tai Zi Shen - What happens when the Shen is tied in knots?
If you "Tai Zi Shen" in knots its harder to tonify the SP and nourish the ST and generate fluids to moisten dryness in your body.

An unhappy wife named Li Lu usually ties the shen in knots (cc: incompatible with Li Lu) and causes a very poor constitution.

English Name: psuedostellaria, heterophylly false starwort root
Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Psuedostellariae
Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
tonify SP and nourish the ST tonifies SP; moistens dryness
generating fluids to moisten dryness generates fluids and moistens dryness
       Tai Zi Shen Actions and Indications
  • Tonifies SP; nourishes ST (lack of appetite, fatigue, dry mouth, spontaneous sweating due to qi or yin deficiency)
  • Generates fluids; moistens dryness (dry cough, SOB, scanty sputum, thirst and injury to fluids after febrile disease; unrelenting fever or summer-heat)
  • (cc: incompatible with Li Lu)
  • (note: very gentle, weaker than ren shen, xi yang shen, or dang shen... often used for patients with very poor constitution)
    Special Notes:
  • Tai Zi Shen is effetive to treat pediatric pneumonia and hepatitis.

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