Source: Ren Shen – the root of Panax ginseng C.A. Mey., family Araliceae.
Function: Ren Shen invigorates qi, strengthens the qi of the spleen and lung, promotes production of the body fluids and calms the mind.
Application: Ren Shen is for collapse syndrome due to qi-deficiency manifested as shortness of breath, fatigue, extreme weakness after severe disease, prolonged illness, heavy blood loss or severe vomiting. Ren Shen is applied for deficiency of spleen manifested as fatigue, poor appetite, fullness in upper abdomen and diarrhoea. It also can be used for diabetes, palpitation, insomnia and anaemia. In addition, Ren Shen is used to invigorate the body resistance to fight disease, and promote healthy qi.