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#1060C Panax Ginseng, Red
Ren Shen (Hong)
100 grams

Panax Ginseng, Red<br> Ren Shen (Hong)<br> 100 grams

Plum Flower Panax Ginseng, Red
Ren Shen (Hong)

Pinyin Name: Ren Shen (Hong)
English Name: Panax Ginseng, Red Ginseng
Properties: sweet slightly bitter, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Lungs, Spleen

Qi tonic, fading pulse, spleen qi deficiency, excessive loss of fluids or blood, shortness of breath, cold extremities, feeble pulse, yang deficiency, middle burner deficiency, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, low voice, diarrhea, stomach prolapse, rectal prolapse, asthma, spontaneous sweating, weak pulse, lung deficiency, to promote generation of body fluids, thirst, excessive perspiration, excess heat damage to body fluids, insomnia, disturbed sleep, excessive dreaming, fright, confusion, forgetfulness, worrying and insomnia, impotence and exterior imbalances with interior deficiency are some of the imbalances satisfied clients have used this product for.

Primary Traditional Functions
Greatly Tonifies Yuan (Source) Qi
Yuan (source) qi is the basis of all qi in the body. Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) is the best herb to strengthen the body and restore energy.

  • Qi deficiency or depletion
  • Fading pulse

Tonifies deficiency and restores the collapse of yuan qi after:

  • Profuse perspiration
  • Excessive loss of fluids in severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive loss of blood
  • Due to other chronic illnesses
  • Shallow respiration
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold extremities
  • Feeble or barely palpable pulse
  • Yang deficiency
  • Yang collapse
  • Qi and yang deficiencies with profuse perspiration and cold extremities

Tonifies the Spleen, Spleen Qi Deficiency
Tonifies the Spleen and enhances its functions of transformation and transportation

  • Middle jiao deficiency

Food cannot be transformed into energy resulting in

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of qi
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Sallow complexion
  • Low voice
  • Listlessness
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach and rectal prolapse
  • Other imbalances characterized by qi deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach

Qi Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach
Qi Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with dampness
Qi Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with loose stools or diarrhea
Organ prolapse due to qi and yang deficiencies

Tonifies the Lung, Lung Deficiency
Lung dominates the qi of the body and controls respiration
Kidney dominates yuan (source) qi, consolidates jing (essence) and helps pull qi downwards from the Lung
Lung and Kidney are deficient symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea
  • Asthma
  • Accelerated or feeble respiration with fatigue
  • Spontaneous sweating and weak pulse

Tonifies the Lung and enhances its respiratory effectiveness

  • Chronic cough due to Lung deficiency
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath due to Lung and Kidney deficiency

Promotes Generation of Body Fluids and Relieves Thirst

  • Xiao ke (wasting and thirsting) syndrome
  • Thirst from qi and yin deficiencies
  • Tonifies qi
  • Promotes generation of body fluids and relieves thirst
  • Heat sensations with thirst that cannot be quenched by water
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Big pulse that is revealed upon pressure to be weak
  • Xiao ke syndrome with thirst
  • Febrile disorders with heat damaging both qi and body fluids

Calms the Spirit, Improves Mental Function
Lack of qi and blood nourishment to the Heart shen

  • Insomnia
  • Disturbed sleep with excessive dreams
  • Fright
  • Confusion and forgetfulness caused by qi deficiency
  • Increase serotonin

Neurasthenia involving symptoms of fatigue, headache and insomnia

Poor cognitive functions due to Heart and Spleen weakness

  • Qi and blood deficiencies
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive worrying and insomnia

Poor cognitive functions due to Heart and Kidney weakness with yin and blood deficiencies

  • Confusion and forgetfulness

Tonifies Qi and Blood, Blood deficiency

  • Sallow complexion revealing both qi and blood deficiencies

Treats Impotence

  • Tonifies qi and yang

With Kidney yang-tonic herbs to treat impotence

  • Impotence

Tonifies Qi in Deficiency with Exterior Imbalances
Exterior disorder with interior deficiency

  • Deficiency with external pathogens

Boosts wei (defensive) qi to fight against external pathogens

  • Exterior imbalance with interior deficiency

Concentration: 5:1

Typical Usage of Herbal Powder 1 to 2 grams per day or as directed by your wellness coach. The dosage of Ren Shen may be increased to 3 to 6 grams to treat collapse of yuan (source) qi. The decoction should be taken in multiple small doses (instead of one large dose) when treating collapse.

Cautions & Contraindications
Sweet and warm in nature, Ren Shen is contraindicated in cases of excess imbalances due to Liver yang rising

  • Bleeding caused by heat in the blood
  • Red eyes
  • Dizziness

Wheezing and cough because of Lung heat or phlegm accumulation

  • Constipation
  • Parasites
  • Internal accumulation
  • Heat
  • Fire

According to classic texts, Ren Shen is incompatible with Li Lu (Radix et Rhizoma Veratri), antagonized by Zao fiao (Fructus Gleditsiae), and Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani Sativi)

The effectiveness of Ren Shen may be reduced by concurrent consumption of turnips, daikon radishes and tea.

Mild overdose of Ren Shen may lead to side effects such as:

  • Dry mouth and lips
  • Excitation
  • Fidgeting
  • Irritability
  • Tremor
  • Palpitations
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Edema
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased sexual desire
  • Dizziness
  • Itching
  • Eczema
  • Early morning diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Fatigue

If any of the above symptoms occur, please be advised to discontinue the herb and seek symptomatic treatment if necessary

Gross overdose may lead to such adverse reactions as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence
  • Fever
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased respiration
  • Decreased sensitivity and reaction to light
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Cyanotic facial complexion
  • Red face
  • Seizures
  • Convulsions
  • Delirium

Though the toxicity of this herb is mild, intake of large dosages may cause toxic side effects

  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Itching
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sudden rise in temperature, or bleeding

Bleeding is characteristic of acute overdose of Ren Shen
Allergic reactions to Ren Shen are characterized by the following:

  • Burning sensations of the extremities
  • Itching
  • Excitation
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Chest congestion and discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pale face
  • Perspiration
  • Cold extremities
  • Low voice
  • Deep and thready pulse
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence


  • An herbal decoction of 120 grams of Can Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) treats general overdose of Ren Shen

Specific symptomatic treatments are also available.

  • Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani Sativi) treats feelings of distention, dyspnea, or oppression associated with overdose
  • Tian Men Dong (Radix Asparagi) and Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae) treat increased heat in the body associated with overdose
  • Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae), Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi) and Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi) treat bloating, which sometimes occurs with use of Ren Shen.
  • Acute cases of overdose can be treated by emetic methods. Ingestion of 1.2 to 1.5 grams of Li Lu (Radix et Rhizoma Veratri) with warm water will usually induce vomiting of the ingested Ren Shen within a few minutes.
  • Chronic cases of overdose can be relieved by ingestion of daikon radish. The treatment is to either ingest 500 to 1,000 grams of fresh daikon radish, or to cook 250 to 500 grams of dried daikon radish and administer via decoction.
  • Severe cases of overdose characterized by epistaxis with bright red blood, red tongue and rapid pulse should be treated with herbs that clear heat cool blood and stop bleeding. Herbal treatment includes 6 grams of powdered Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei), 3 grams of San Qi (Radix Notoginseng), 3 grams of Shui Niu fiao (Cornu Bubali) and 400 ml of juice squeezed from fresh daikon radish.

Each bottle contains 100 grams. Contains non-gmo dextrin.


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