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Ren Shen

Also Known As:

Asian Ginseng, Asiatic Ginseng, Chinese Ginseng, Ginseng, Ginseng Asiatique, Ginseng Radix, Ginseng Root, Guigai, Japanese Ginseng, Jintsam, Korean Ginseng, Korean Panax Ginseng, Korean Red Ginseng, Ninjin, Oriental Ginseng, Panax Ginseng, Radix Ginseng Rubra, Red Ginseng, Ren Shen, Renshen, Renxian, Sang, Seng, White Ginseng.
Panax ginseng, synonym Panax schinseng.
Family: Araliaceae.

Ren Shen               Properties: SWEET, BITTER - WARM                           Dosage: 1-9g.

Ginseng                         Meridian: LUNG, SPLEEN

Root                  -strongly tonify yuan/original Qi – extreme Qi deficiency

                            -tonify lung Qi – respiratory disorders – asthma/dyspnea

      -strengthen spleen Qi – lethargy – no appetite, chronic diarrhea, prolapsed organs, distended chest/abdomen

-generates fluids – stops thirst

-benefits heart Qi – calms spirit

-Do Not Take tea, turnips, LiLu, Wu Ling Zhi, Zao Jia

Also Used For:

Orally, (Ren Shen) Panax ginseng is used as a so-called "adaptogen" for increasing resistance to environmental stress and as a general tonic for improving well-being. It is also used for stimulating immune function, improving physical and athletic stamina, and improving cognitive function, concentration, memory, and work efficiency. It is also used orally for depression, anxiety, Pseudomonas infection in cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, irritated or inflamed tissues, and as a diuretic. (Ren Shen) Panax ginseng is also used orally for anemia, diabetes, gastritis, neurasthenia, erectile dysfunction, impotence and male fertility, fever, hangover, and asthma. It is also used orally for bleeding disorders, loss of appetite, vomiting, colitis, dysentery, cancer, insomnia, neuralgia, rheumatism, dizziness, headache, convulsions, disorders of pregnancy and childbirth, hot flashes due to menopause, and to slow the aging process.
Topically, (Ren Shen) Panax ginseng is used as part of a multi-ingredient preparation for treating premature ejaculation.
Manufacturing, Panax ginseng is used to make soaps, cosmetics, and as a flavoring in beverages.


Pseudo Ginseng

Pseudo Ginseng

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