Sang Ji Sheng


Sang Ji Sheng in TCM:

Explore the properties of Sang Ji Sheng according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: taxillus, Chinese taxillus
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Taxilli
Properties: bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter
Tonifies: qi, blood

Special Properties:
clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels wind-damp; tonifies LV and KD; strengthens tendons and bones (wind-damp bi; chronic LV and KD def w/ sore back and knees; joint problems, numbness, atrophy or swelling of legs)
  • Nourishes blood; Calms fetus (restless fetus due to blood and yin deficiency; uterine bleeding during pregnancy, benefit skin w/ dryness due to blood deficiency)
  • Treats Hypertension (formula: Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin)
  • Jiu Zhi: To enhance function to expel wind damp
  • (note: compare with xu duan and du zhong)

    Special Notes:
  • Some other traditional texts have reported San Ji Sheng to treat hair loss, loose teeth, and insufficient breast milk.
  • Compared to wu jia pi, sang ji sheng is more tonifying.