Name of Herb: Ren Shen ( Ginseng)
Main Use: Boosting Qi (Vital Energy)
Availability: Chinese Medicine Clinic, Chinese Herbal Store
Description: Strongly tonify primary Qi, enhance digesting, stop diarrhea, tonify lung, stop asthma, generate fluid, stop thirst, it is commonly used for low energy or fatigue, chronic diarrhea or indigestion, chronic cough or asthma, or shortness of breath, also used for thirst due to diabetes. Modern research has showed that Ren Shen ( Ginseng) has the functions to excites central nerve system, enhance cardio-vascular conditions
Other pharmacological uses:
- Protect the body from harmful factors
- decrease blood sugars
- improve sex gland function
- anti cancer
- anti aging
Prescribed for following conditions:
- poor digestion
- Chronic enteritis
- low energy
- low immunity
- Coronary heart disease, diabetes, prolapsed of internal organs
- menstrual heavy bleeding
- And more…
Chinese herbs mostly are used in prescribed herbal formulas. Ren Shen (Ginseng) is one of the major herb in Shen Mai San (Generate Pulse Powder) which is a formula that effectively boosts the cardio-vascular functions after heart attacks.
Usage: It is often used orally, commonly used dosage is 10-15g for decoctions as daily use. Ren Shen (Ginseng) can be used in food therapy to tonify the body energy. It is often cooked together with chicken to take as chicken soup. Or cook together with lam, add with wolf berries. Ren Shen is one of the Chinese herbs that have been used for over two thousand of years.
It is advised that Chinese herbs are almost all used in prescriptions by qualified Chinese medicine doctors. It is not advised for patients to choose herbs for therapeutic use according to their individual functions. Chinese herbal prescriptions use strategies to maximize the herbal therapeutic effect and also balance to prescription to avoid any possible side effect.
Cautions: Ren Shen (Ginseng) is good to help boost body energy, but do not use it if you have insomnia, migraine headaches, or hypertension