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Ren Shen / Radix Ginseng
Ginseng

Temperature:

Properties:

Ren Shen / Radix Ginseng
Ginseng

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Sweet / Slightly Bitter

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Ren Shen / Radix Ginseng
Ginseng

Functions:

Strongly tonifies the (Yuan) source Qi

Tonifies the Spleen Qi

Tonifies the Lung Qi

Promotes generation of body fluids and relieves thirst

Augments the intelligence and calms the spirit

Tonifies Qi and blood

3

Ren Shen / Radix Ginseng
Ginseng

Channels:

Ren Shen / Radix Ginseng
Ginseng

Channels: Lung, Spleen, Heart

4

Dang Shen / Radix Codonopsis
Codonopsis Root

Temperature:

Properties:

Dang Shen / Radix Codonopsis
Codonopsis Root

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

5

Dang Shen / Radix Codonopsis
Codonopsis Root

Functions:

Tonifies the Qi and augments the Spleen and Lung; strengthens the middle jiao

Tonifies the Qi to generate the blood; promotes the generation of body fluids

Supports the righteous Qi to help expel pathogens

6

Dang Shen / Radix Codonopsis
Codonopsis Root

Channels:

Dang Shen / Radix Codonopsis
Codonopsis Root

Channels: Lung, Spleen

7

Huang Qi / Radix Astragali
Astragalus

Temperature:

Properties:

Huang Qi / Radix Astragali
Astragalus

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Sweet

8

Huang Qi / Radix Astragali
Astragalus

Functions:

Tonifies the Qi and raises the Yang

Tonifies the Lung and stabilizes the exterior

Promotes urination and reduces edema

9

Huang Qi / Radix Astragali
Astragalus

Channels:

Huang Qi / Radix Astragali
Astragalus

Channels: Lung, Spleen

10

Huang Qi / Radix Astragali
Astragalus

Special Characteristics:

Chief herb in tonifying Lung and Spleen Qi

11

Xi Yang Shen / Radix Panacis Quiquefolii
American Ginseng

Temperature:

Properties:

Xi Yang Shen / Radix Panacis Quiquefolii
American Ginseng

Temperature: Cold

Properties: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

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Xi Yang Shen / Radix Panacis Quiquefolii
American Ginseng

Functions:

Tonifies the Qi and nourishes the Yin, clears fire and generates fluids

For the aftermath of febrile disease with Qi and Yin deficiency
For Lu Yin deficiency with blazing fire
For Stomach Yin deficiency

13

Xi Yang Shen / Radix Panacis Quiquefolii
American Ginseng

Channels:

Xi Yang Shen / Radix Panacis Quiquefolii
American Ginseng

Channels: Heart, Kidney, Lung

14

Xi Yang Shen / Radix Panacis Quiquefolii
American Ginseng

Special Characteristics:

Different herb than traditional Ginseng (Ren Shen)

15

Tai Zi Shen / Radix Pseudostellariae
Pseudostellaria

Temperature:

Properties:

Tai Zi Shen / Radix Pseudostellariae
Pseudostellaria

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

16

Tai Zi Shen / Radix Pseudostellariae
Pseudostellaria

Function:

Strengthens the Spleen, augments the Lung, and tonifies the Qi

Tonifies the Qi and generates fluids

17

Tai Zi Shen / Radix Pseudostellariae
Pseudostellaria

Channels:

Tai Zi Shen / Radix Pseudostellariae
Pseudostellaria

Channels: Lung, Spleen

18

Tai Zi Shen / Radix Pseudostellariae
Pseudostellaria

Special Characteristics:

Milder in function that Ren Shen, so better for children

19

Shan Yao / Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Chinese Yam

Temperature:

Properties:

Shan Yao / Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Chinese Yam

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

20

Shan Yao / Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Chinese Yam

Functions:

Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach

Augments the Lung and Kidney

21

Shan Yao / Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Chinese Yam

Channels:

Shan Yao / Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Chinese Yam

Channels: Kidney, Lung, Spleen

22

Shan Yao / Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Chinese Yam

Special Characteristics:

Commonly paired with Bai Zhu

23

Bai Zhu / Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
White Atractylodes

Temperature:

Properties:

Bai Zhu / Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
White Atractylodes

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter, Sweet

24

Bai Zhu / Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
White Atractylodes

Functions:

Augments the Qi and strengthen the Spleen

Dries dampness and promotes urination

Stops sweating

Calms the fetus; helps prevent miscarriage

25

Bai Zhu / Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
White Atractylodes

Channels:

Bai Zhu / Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
White Atractylodes

Channels: Spleen, Stomach

26

Bai Zhu / Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
White Atractylodes

Special Characteristics:

Commonly paired with Shan Yao. Doesn't enter the Lung, so focused on middle jiao (Spleen and Stomach)

27

Bai Bian Dou / Semen Lablab Album
Hyacinth Bean

Temperature:

Properties:

Bai Bian Dou / Semen Lablab Album
Hyacinth Bean

Temperature: Neutral

Properties: Sweet

28

Bai Bian Dou / Semen Lablab Album
Hyacinth Bean

Functions:

Strengthens the Spleen

Transforms dampness and eliminates summer pathogen

29

Bai Bian Dou / Semen Lablab Album
Hyacinth Bean

Channels:

Bai Bian Dou / Semen Lablab Album
Hyacinth Bean

Channels: Spleen, Stomach