Tai Zi Shen


Tai Zi Shen in TCM:

Explore the properties of Tai Zi Shen according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: psuedostellaria, heterophylly false starwort root
Pharmaceutical Name: Radix Psuedostellariae
Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LU, SP

Flavors: sweet, bitter
Tonifies: qi

Special Properties:
resolves dryness, resolves summer heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies SP; nourishes ST (lack of appetite, fatigue, dry mouth, spontaneous sweating due to qi or yin deficiency)
  • Generates fluids; moistens dryness (dry cough, SOB, scanty sputum, thirst and injury to fluids after febrile disease; unrelenting fever or summer-heat)
  • (cc: incompatible with Li Lu)
  • (note: very gentle, weaker than ren shen, xi yang shen, or dang shen... often used for patients with very poor constitution)

    Special Notes:
  • Tai Zi Shen is effetive to treat pediatric pneumonia and hepatitis.