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Ci Wu Jia

Eleuthero/Acanthopanax | 刺五加
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SKU S8090

Ingredient: Eleutherococcus radix (ci wu jia).

Mandarin: 刺五加
Pin-Yin: Ci Wu Jia
English: Acanthopanax
Romaji: Shigoka
Kanji: 刺五加
Kampo: No

 

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Acanthopanacis senticosi Radix et Caulis

Sources:

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)

Properties:

  • Warm, acrid, slightly bitter

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, heart, spleen

Herb Actions:

  • Tonifies the spleen and stomach qi
  • Brings warmth to the kidneys
  • Helps the yang to bring warmth to the spleen
  • Pacifies the spirit
  • Stimulates the blood
  • Removes blockage from the collaterals
  • Supplements the heart qi

Contraindications:

  • Use cautiously for those with deficiency of yin or excess internal heat

Commonly Found In:

  • None found

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