herbals notoginseng

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Notoginseng

Scientific:Panax notoginseng
Other:Pseudo Ginseng, San Qi

Indications

San Qi has similar constituents to Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius and also shares some of their adaptogenic properties, but with a greater affinity to the heart. Treats conditions of the blood (blood stasis, blood deficiency) and also arrests bleeding.

Cardiovascular
• coronary artery disease
- angina pectoris
- myocardial infarct
• arrhythmias
hypertension
• stoke

Musculoskeletal
• common ingredient in "Kung Fu" formulas for acute injury to muscles or joints:
- myalgia
- strains
- sprains
- contusions
- tendonitis
• arthritis

Gastrointestinal
• bleeding ulcers affecting the digestive tract
- gastric ulcer
• inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Chrohn's disease
- ulcerative colitis

Nervous
• stress
• fatigue

Actions

styptic
antihemorrhagic
adaptogen
• blood tonic
• cardiotonic
immunomodulator
antiinflammatory
cardioprotective
antihyperlipidemic
antiarrhythmic
anticancer
antiinflammatory
hepatoprotective

Constituents

• Terpenoids
• Steroidal glycosides (ginsenosides)
• Polysaccharides

Posology

• Decoction (dried powdered root): 2-9 g qd

Safety

Generally considered safe when used as indicated.

References

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