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Introduction To American Ginseng Root (xi yang shen)









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American Ginseng Root (xi yang shen)

Radix Panacis Quinquefolii

Properties: This herb is bitter and slightly sweet in flavour, cold in nture, and acts on the heart, lung and kidney channels. Sweet and cold for invigorating Qi and nourishing Yin, and bitter and cold for clearing heat and fire, as a heat-clearing tonic with tonification as well as purgation, it is indicated for deficiency of Qi and Yin with pathogenic fire. Both American ginseng root and ginseng have the effects of invigorating Qi and nourishing Yin and are indicated for deficiency syndrome of Qi and Yin. However, patients with cold of deficiency type in the spleen and stomach are contraindicated to use American ginseng root bitter in flavour and cold in nature; while patients with fire of excess type in the interior are contraindicated to use ginseng slightly warm in nature.

Effects: Invigorating Qi, nourishing Yin, clearing heat and promoting the generation of the body fluid.


1. For exopathogenic epidemic, febrile disease, injury of Qi and Yin, perspiration, lassitude, vexation and thirst, the herb is often used in combination with ophiopogon root, trichosanthes root, schisandra fruit and other herbs for clearing heat and nourishing Yin.

2. For Yin deficiency and excessive fire of the lung and kidney, dry cough, hemoptysis, night sweat and consumptive fever, it can be used in combination with dried rehmannia root, ophiopogon root, fritillary bulb, mulberry leaf and other herbs for nourishing Yin, clearing fire, moistening the lung to arrest cough.

Dosage and Administration: 3-6g, decocted alone and mixed with other herbal tea for oral use.

Precautions: The herb should not be stir-baked in an iron pot on fire. It is antagonistic to veratrum root.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the American Ginseng Root (xi yang shen) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 3 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 American Ginseng Root (xi yang shen) 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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