Bei Sha Shen

Bei Sha Shen

Bei Sha Shen


Botanical Name: Glenhiae/Adenophora Radix

Category: Tonify the Yang

Taste: Sweet, Slightly Bitter

Temperature: Slightly Cold

Channels Entered: Lungs, Stomach

Dosage: 9-15g

Key Characteristics: Nourishes the yin, clears the Lungs, augments the Stomach, and generates fluids.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated for coughs due to wind-cold or in cases of cold from deficiency of the Lungs and Stomach

Actions & Indications:

  • Nourishes the Lung yin and clears Lung heat: for dry, non-productive cough from heat injuring the Lung yin marked by a dry mouth and thirst.
  • Nourishes the Stomach yin and generates fluids: for dry and parched mouth, thirst, and irritability. Especially useful when the problem is due to pathogenic heat, such as that of a warm pathogen disease injuring the Stomach yin.