Ci Wu Jia (Prickly Acanthopanax); Acanthopanacis senticosi Radix Et Caulis, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Eleuthero 刺五加
***This herb has been commonly called Siberian ginseng, although Siberian ginseng is NOT a species of Panax. The designation “Siberian ginseng” was an attempt to give an expensive name to a relatively inexpensive herb.***
Acrid, slightly bitter, warm
Spleen, Kidney, Heart
Chinese Therapeutic Actions
1. Tonifies Qi, Strengthens the Spleen and Kidney:
- Deficiency characterized by fatigue, lack 0f energy, and poor appetite (use with Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, and Gan Cao)
- Soreness and pain in lower back and knees from Kidney yang deficiency (use with Du Zhong, Sang Ji Sheng and other Kidney yang tonics)
- Combine with other tonic herbs for maximum effect.
2. Calms the Shen (Spirit)
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