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Blend description:ginseng

Ren Shen is one of the best known Chinese medicinal herbs. Chinese medicine has been harnessing its therapeutic and vitalising effects for thousands of years. It translates as “man root” or “Earth’s strength in the shape of a man”.

Ren Shen promotes mental and physical health and performance, concentration, or coordination, and helps combat stress. It also helps maintain an erection. It’s a strong adaptogen and antioxidant.

Ginseng contains a wide range of active substances. The pharmacologically significant components mostly include saponins, antioxidants, polysaccharides, and peptides. Substances contained in ginseng began to be studied as early as in 1854 when the first glycoside, called panaquilon, was isolated. In 1906, the first saponin, known as panaxin, was isolated. Since then, more than 70 different saponins were isolated from ginseng, collectively called ginsenosides or panaxosides. Of essential antioxidants, ginseng contains, most importantly, maltol, salicylic acid, and vanillic acid.


Effects according to Chinese medicine:

  • significantly replenishes Yuan Qi
  • strengthens Pi and Wei (spleen and stomach) 
  • strengthens Fei (lungs)
  • gives birth to Jin Ye (fluids) and quenches thirst
  • has an AnShen effect (harmonises the spirit)
  • tones up Qi and Xue (blood)
  • tones up Yang and strengthens Shen (kidney)
  • tones up the Qi in patients who suffer from a deficiency caused by a contact with an external pathogen

Tongue: according to the prevailing pattern, usually thin, pale, with a thin white furring

Pulse: sinking, weak, empty


Chinese English Latin
Ren Shen ginseng, root Rad. ginseng

Other educational sources:

Sheid, Bensky, Ellis, Barolet: Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies 
Shied, Ellis - Handbook of Formulas in Chinese Medicine  
John K.Chen, Tina T.Chen - Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications
Ando - Farmakologie klasické čínské medicíny 
Hampen, Fischer - A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine 
Giovanni Maciocia - The Practice of Chinese Medicine
Giovanni Maciocia - The Tree Treasures

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