San Qi


San Qi in TCM:

Explore the properties of San Qi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: psuedoginseng, notoginseng
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Notoginseng
Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LI, ST, LV

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
stops bleeding, reduces swelling, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Stops bleeding; transforms stasis (bleeding with stasis, hematemesis, hematochezia, epistaxis, blood in urine or stool, uterine bleeding, internal and external bleeding)
  • Reduces swelling; relieves pain (chest bi, first herb of choice for traumatic injuries; chest and abdominal pain, joint pain due to blood stasis; modern use for cardio or cerebral vascular diseases, angina, windstroke, stubborn headaches)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin and blood deficiency)
  • (cooking: CRUSH first)

    Special Notes:
  • note: pay attention to dosage to avoid unwanted side effects: raw (3-9g), powder 1-3gm(in severe bleeding cases can increase dosage to 3-6g bid or tid)
  • San Qi improves cardio function, relieves fatigue after heavy exertion, strengthens constitution, improves memory