|Tai Zi Shen - Tonify Qi
SP, LU (10-30g)
||Tai Zi Shen - What happens when the Shen is tied
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
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)
- Tai Zi Shen is effetive to treat pediatric pneumonia and hepatitis.
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