REN SHEN 人参

REN SHEN 人参

Ginseng Radix et Rhizoma (人参)  is the dried root and rhizome of Panax ginseng  C. A. Mey., family Araliaceae.

Other name Ginseng, Ginseng Root, Som-Khon (Thai name), Renshen (Chinese name)

Macroscopic character
Main root fusiform or cylindrical, externally greyish-yellow, the upper part or entire root exhibiting sparse, shallow, interrupted and coarse transverse-striations and distinct root and numerous slender rootlets. Rhizome or Lutou, mostly constricted and curved, bearing adventitious roots and showing sparse depressed stem scars. Texture relatively hard, fracture yellowish-white, starchy, exhibiting yellowish-brown dotted resin ducts and radial clefts. Odor, characteristic; taste, slightly bitter and sweet.


Important cultivation area
Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces.

Processing method
1. Shengshaishen: Soften thoroughly, cut into thin slices, and dry.



2. Hongshen: Wash clean, steam, cut into thick slices, and dry.

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Sweet, slightly bitter; slightly warm. Enter spleen, lung, heart and kidney channels.

1. Renshen : Powerful tonify yuanqi, regain pulse and secure collapse, tonify spleen and replenish lung, nourish jin and blood, calm mind and nourish brain.

2. Shengshaishen : Tonify 
qi, nourish jin, regain pulse and secure collapse, tonify spleen and lung.

 

3. Hongshen : Warm and powerful tonify yuanqi, regain pulse and secure collapse, tonify qi to control the blood.


Usage and dosage    3-9 g, decocted separately and add into decoction; or ground into powder, 2 g twice a day, for oral use.  

* Contraindication and precaution * 
Incompatible with Lilu 
 (藜芦) and Wulingzhi (五灵脂).



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