|Xi Yang Shen - Tonify Qi
HT, LU, KD (3-10g)
Xi Yang Shen (American Ginseng)
When the pilgrims first came to America it was a super cold (properties:
cold) place to be. They were all super tired
from qi, yin and fluid deficiency. Once the natives taught them how
to smoke a tobacco peace pipe the pilgrims
smoked it incessantly.
didn't get along with his wife Li Lu (cc: incompatible
with Li Lu) and traded her for a bunch of fresh fish - which only
gave him some severe (cc: damp-cold of ST)!
English Name: American ginseng
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Panacis Quinquefolium
Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|from qi, yin, and fluid deficiency
||tonifies qi, yin, and fluids
|smoke a tobacco peace pipe... smoked it incessantly
||clears fire from the LU ... nourishes LU yin
Xi Yang Shen
Actions and Indications
- Benefits the Qi and generates fluids (yin deficiency
with heat signs; chronic unrelenting fever; sequelae of disease with
symptoms of weakness; irritability and thirst)
- Nourishes LU yin and clears LU fire (Lung yin deficiency
with blazing fire: wheezing, coughing, blood-streaked sputum; loss of
- (cc: damp-cold of ST)
- (cc: incompatible with Li Lu)
- (cooking: often decocted separately in a double boiler)
- (properties: cold)
- Often decocted separately in a double boiler.
- Both Xi Yang Shen and Ren Shen tonify qi
and body fluids, but Xi Yang Shen is weaker to tonify qi and stronger
to clear LU Yin deficient fire.
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