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Introduction To Cimicifuga Rhizome (sheng ma)









Cimicifuga Rhizome (sheng ma)

Rhizoma Cimicifugae


Properties: It is pungent and sweet in flavour, slightly cold in nature and acting on the lung, spleen and stomach channels. Pungent and cool for lifting and dispersing, and sweet and cool for clearing heat and removing toxic substances. It has a weak effect of dispelling exopathogens and a considerably strong effect of elevating Yang and promoting eruption. It is also good at clearing Yangming toxic heat. It is indicated for measles without smooth eruption, sinking of Qi in the middle Jiao, excessive heat in the stomach and other syndromes.

Effects: Inducing sweats to dispel exopathogens, promoting eruption, elevating Yang, lifting Qi, clearing heat and removing toxic.


1. It can be used in combination with raw gypsum, dahurian angelica root and other drugs for clearing Yangming heat from the interior and dispersing pathogenic wind-heat from the exterior, to treat upward attack by wind-heat and Yangming headache; and with pueraria root, such as Shengma Gegen Decoction for elevating Yang and promoting eruption, to treat infantile measles without smooth eruption.

2.  To treat sinking of Qi in the middle Jiao, lingering fiarrhea, proctoptosis and hysteroptosis, etc, it is used in combination with astragalus root and bupleurum root for invigorating Qi, elevating Yang, strengthening the middle Jiao and lifting Qi.

3.   It can be used in combination with raw gypsum and coptis root for purging stomach-fire, sore throat, aphtha, toothache and headache; and with isatis leaf and raw sysum for clearing heat, purging fire, removing heat from blood and eliminating toxins, to treat febrile disease affected by exopathogens and exanthema maculosum.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.Used stir-baked with honey for elevating Yang and lifting Qi, and used unprepared for others.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Cimicifuga Rhizome (sheng ma) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Cimicifuga Rhizome (sheng ma) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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