Sheng Mai San, Capsules

Sheng Mai San, Capsules

Sheng Mai San, Capsules

SKU KPC688C
Brand KPC Formulas - Capsules
Unit Size 100 capsule bottle
Dosage 4 capsules
Potency 5:1/500mg
Contraindications This formula should be used with extreme caution in cases with high fever, or in which the pathogenic influence has not been resolved, or has yet to injure the fluids. If it is used in such cases where the external pathogenic influence remains in the system
Actions Augments the qi, gnerates fluids, preserves the yin, and stops excessive sweating*
Pattern Concurrent deficiency of qi and yin, primarily of the Lungs.
Tongue Pale, red with a dry, thin coat
Pulse Deficient rapid or deficient, thin
Chinese name Sheng Mai San
English name Generate the Pulse Powder, Ginseng & Ophiopogon Formula
Description

This formula is for concurrent deficiency of qi and yin, primarily of the Lungs. Chronic cough not only injures the Lung qi, but is also an manifestation of injured Lung qi together with shortness of breath and spontaneous sweating. Prolonged, profuse sweating injures the fluids and yin, which is manifested here in the sparse sputum that is difficult to expectorate, and the dry mouth and tongue. The pulse is deficient, which reflects deficient yin. The same condition can develop over a relatively short period of time if the sweating is profuse, as in summerheat-stroke or heat-stroke. The mechanism in such cases is that excessive sweating injures both the Lung qi and the fluids or yin. When qi deficiency develops quickly, it almost always products a tendency to curl up. The author of this formula, Li Ao, designed it for heat injuring the basal or source qi. Later generations of physicians expanded its scope. Recently this formula has been widely used in treating various types of heart disease, including palpitations and coronary artery disease. It is particularly useful in treating palpitations with a stifling sensation in the chest, shortness of breath, sweating, a dry mouth and thirst, poor sleep, a pale, red, and dry tongue, and a slow-irregular or consistently-irregular pulse. When this formula is used in treating a critical condition, no substitution should be made for Radix Ginseng (Ren Shen). It is interesting no note that under the entry for this herb in the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica, it is said to "tonify the five yin organs, calm the essential spirit, steady the souls, and relieve palpitations with anxiety." All of these functions are drawn upon this this formula. However, for debility following a febrile disease, Radix Panacis Quinquefolii (xi yang shen), which tonifies both the qi and the yin, if preferred. This is one of the few formulas that are used in treating acute collapse.* --Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies.

Ingredients

Supplement Facts

Serving Size:  4 capsules

Servings per Container:  25

Amount per Serving (Herbal Extract)

Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) - 1000mg

Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - 600mg

Wu Wei Zi (Schizandra Fruit) - 400mg

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