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Sha Shen

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 07:07 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Sweet and lightly cold


2 MERIDIANS
Lung and stomach


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To clear the lungs and tonify yin; 2. To strengthen the stomach and promote the production of body fluids


4 INDICATIONS
1. Deficient yin of the lungs with heat manifested as dry cough or cough with scanty sputum, hoarse voice from a chronic cough, dry throat and thirst. Glehnia root (Sha Shen) is used with Ophiopogon root (Maidong) and Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu)    2. Body fluids consumed by febrile diseases manifested as dry tongue and poor appetite. Glehnia root (Shashen) is used with Ophiopogon root (Maidong), Fresh rehmannia root (Sheng Di Huang) and Fragrant solomonseal rhizome(Yu Zhu)in the formula Yiwei Tang.


5 DOSAGE
10-15g(15-30g for the fresh herb)


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient cold syndrome. Also, it counteracts the herb Black false bellebore(Lilu).


Sha Shen

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