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.

One pilgrim 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 voice)
  • (cc: damp-cold of ST)
  • (cc: incompatible with Li Lu)
  • (cooking: often decocted separately in a double boiler)
  • (properties: cold)
    Special Notes:
  • 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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