Ren Shen


Ren Shen written in Chinese

Pinyin Name: Ren Shen

English Name: Ginseng

Other Names: Asian Ginseng, King of Herbs, Panax Ginseng Root

Tastes: Bitter, Sweet, Slightly Warm

Origin: Korea, China

Benefits of Ren Shen:

Ren Shen is known as the king of herbs, it is also a common food ingredient in Asia. It can be served in soup, as well as steamed or stir fry dishes. Ren Shen is a common food ingredient in Asia. It can be served in soup, as well as steamed or stir fry dishes.

Ren Shen covers meridians of spleen, lung and heart. Main functions are reinforcing vital energy, restoring the pulse, relieving desertion, invigorating spleen for benefiting lung, promoting fluid production, tranquillizing. Common uses and indications include on the verge of depletion of body fluids, cold limbs, weak pulse, reduced appetite due to deficient spleen, lung deficiency cough and asthma, thirst caused by body fluid deficiency, internal heat induced consumptive thirst, emaciation in chronic illness, palpitation, insomnia, impotence, cold uterus, heart failure, cardiogenic shock. Recommended dosage is from 3 to 9 grams.

Ren Shen is widely used in Chinese herbal formulas. 1) Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan is used to improve symptom management for palpitation, chest tightness, shortness of breath, weak pulse and other symptoms of heart failure. Its ingredient herbs include Ren Shen, Suan Zao Ren, Bai Zi Ren and more. 2) Si Jun Zi Tang is used to improve symptom management for dysfunction of spleen in transforming and transporting accompanied with damp stagnation. Its ingredient herbs include Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling and Gan Cao. 3) Ba Zhen Tang is used to replenish qi and nourish blood. Its ingredient herbs include Ren Shen, Dang Gui, Shu Di Huang and more.

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