Pinyin Name: Tian Qi
English Name: Radix Notoginseng
Other Names: Notoginseng, Tian San Qi, Jin Bu Huan, Han San Qi
Tastes: Bitter, Sweet
Origin: Yunnan and Guangxi provinces in China
Tian Qi is native to China. It must be collected in the end of summer and the beginning of autumn before its blossom or in winter after seed ripened. It covers meridians of liver and stomach. Tian Qi can be cooked in boiling water to make tea or soup for consumption. Recommended dosage is from 3 to 9 grams.
Benefits of Tian Qi include:
Disperse blood stasis and stop bleeding.
Reduce swelling and alleviate pain.
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