Yuan Zhi (Senega Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Yuan Zhi
English Name: Senega Root

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Calms the spirit, quiets the heart - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, restlessness.
  • Expels phlegm from the lungs, clears the heart orifices - copious sputum, mental confusion, seizures.
  • Reduces abscesses, dissipate swellings - boils, sores, painful breasts.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

Herbal Formulas Which Include This Herb

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  • Te Xiao Zao Ren An Mian Wan

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  • Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan

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    Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.


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