Sheng Ma (Lab Tested)

Sheng Ma (Lab Tested)

Sheng Ma (Lab Tested)

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 3-9 grams in decoction - Bensky
Potency 1:1
Taste sweet, acrid
Properties slightly cold
Contraindications Because this herb has an ascending, floating nature, it should not be used whenever there is floating yang with yin deficiency, wheezing and fullness in the chest with a sense of qi rebelling upward, or for measles aftern the rash has been expressed. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Measles; Headache; Sore teeth, swollen gums, painful gums, ulcerated lips or gums, canker sores, painful throat, swollen throat; Shortness of breath, fatigue, prolapse; Girdle vessel spasm - Bensky
Actions Raises yang qi, disperses heat, resolves toxicity
Pattern Wind-heat; Middle qi deficiency; Fire toxin - Bensky
Channels Entered Large Intestine, Lung, Spleen, Stomach - Besnky
Branch Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen

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Chinese name Sheng Ma
English name Black Cohosh Rhizome; cimicifuga dahuria
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Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Discharges exterior conditions and vents measles:  for headache due to exterior wind-heat or the early stages of measles.*
  • Clears heat and resolves toxicity:  for various manifestations of fire toxin in the upper or superficial aspects of the body.  It is commonly used for sore teeth, swollen or painful gums, ulcerated lips or gums, canker sores, painful and swollen throat, sores, or maculae from warm-heat pathogen diseases.*
  • Raises the yang and lifts what has sunken:  for middle qi deficiency leading to such symptoms as shortness of breath, fatigue, and prolapse.  Also used for Girdle vessel spasm and as a messenger to guide the effect of other herbs upward.*

Sheng Ma - Cimicifuga dahuria

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