Ingredients: Oriental ginseng root (red) (ren shen).

Mandarin: 紅參 (50gm)
Pin-Yin: Hong Shen (50gm)
English: Ginseng
Romaji: Ninjin
Kanji: 人参
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Knoxiae Radix


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


  • Slightly toxic, acrid, bitter, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, spleen, large intestine

Herb Actions:

  • Directs water downward
  • Disperses thin mucus
  • Relieves swelling and nodules



  • Not recommended for use in combination with Jing Da Ji


Commonly Found In:

  • Ginseng & Longan Combination, Ginseng & Astragalus Combination, Ginseng & Zizyphus Formula, Tu-huo & Loranthus Combination