In Asian medicine it is called 'poor man's ginseng' since it has similar benefits as Panax ginseng but is less expensive and less stimualting. It tonifies spleen and lung qi and is an ingredient in "Change of Season Soup"
• lung qi deficiency
• poor immune funtion
• adrenal fatigue
• chemotherapy and radiation side-effects
- immunosuppresion (leukopenia, neutropenia)
• Steroidal glycosides (dangshenosides)
• Tincture (1:5 in 40% EtOH) 1-2 ml tid
• Decoction (dried herb): 9-30 g qd
Contraindications: Acute infection.
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