INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Pseudostellariae
Common English: Pseudostellaria Root
Prince Ginseng Root
Heterophylly False Starwort Root
Herbs that tonify the Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Slightly Bitter
Neutral
Lung
Spleen
9-30g
Tincture: 2-5ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Strengthens the Spleen and tonifies Qi

Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies with fatigue and anorexia

Lung Qi Deficiency with spontaneous sweating

Generates Body Fluids and treats chronic febrile disorders

Yin Deficiency Lung Dryness

Injury to fluids and weakness after febrile disease.

Unrelenting fever or Summerheat in children

Tonifies the Lungs

Lung Deficiency
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use with caution for those with Excess conditions.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
  • Do not use with Rx. et Rz. Veratri Li Lu.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao
Sm. Lablab Album
Bai Bian Dou

Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae
Sha Shen
Rx. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi

 

Spleen Deficiency with lethargy and reduced appetite.

Qi and Yin Deficiencies after febrile diseases.

Nourishes Fluids.

Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi

Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu
Hb. Artemisiae Annuae
Qing Hao

Qi Deficiency with increased sweat, insomnia, irritability and debility.

Thirst in the aftermath of a febrile disease.

Unrelenting fevers, especially during the summer with Qi and Yin Deficiencies.

Rz. Atractylodes Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Fr. Setariae Germinatus
Gu Ya

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Sm. Tritici Levis
Fu Xiao Mai
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Hb. Phylostachys
Zhu Ye

Poor appetite due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.

Qi and Yin Deficiencies with spontaneous sweat.

Thirst due to Qi and Yin Deficiencies with Heat.

Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi

Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren
Sm. Platycladi
Bai Zi Ren

Rx. Glehniae/Adenophorae
Sha Shen
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu
Rx. Cynanchi Atrati
Bai Wei
Hb. Artemisiae Annuae
Qing Hao

Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi

Stigma Maydis
Yu Mi Xu

Insomnia due to Qi and Yin Deficiencies with Heat.

Persistent unremitting fever due to Qi and Yin Deficiencies with Heat.

Acute or chronic hepatitis.

  1. It is similar actions to Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen and Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen but weaker.
  2. It is better at generating fluids.
  3. It tonifies Spleen and Lung Qi, nourishes the Yin and generates Fluids to treat Spleen Deficiency when it is accompanied by Stomach Yin Deficiency, which often happens in the aftermath of a febrile disease.
  4. One source says that it tonifies primal Qi of the Spleen and Lungs, stops sweating, generates Yang Fluids and settles palpitations due to Deficiency.
  5. Tai Zi Shen, Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen, Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen and Rx. Panacis Quinquifolii Xi Yang Shen all tonify the primal Qi and generate Fluids. Tai Zi Shen is far weaker in effect, requiring a larger dose and its tonifying action is limited to the Lungs and Spleen. Dang Shen tonifies the Spleen Qi but not the primal Qi like Ren Shen, nor does it generate Fluids like Ren Shen and Tai Zi Shen. Xi Yang Shen is equal in strength to Ren Shen but is cooler and has a greater ability to generate Fluids. It is less appropriate when warm tonification is required. In mild cases of Qi and Yin Deficiencies, Tai Zi Shen can be substituted.