Plum Dragon Herbs
Xi Yang Shen (American Ginseng)
American Ginseng, Xi Yang Shen, is cool in nature and is stronger in nourishing the yin and sedating fire, while its qi-tonic action is weaker than that of Ren Shen. Xi Yang Shen is best used for those with both qi and yin deficiencies as is often seen in Lung yin-deficient fire.
Xi Yang Shen (American Ginseng); Panax quinquefolium; Radix Panacis Quinquefolii
This type of ginseng is more cooling than other varieties and not as strong in its tonifying action. It is used more commonly to supplement qi, generate fluids, and nourish the yin.
Sweet, bitter, cold
Kidney, Heart, Lung