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SHA SHEN

Names for Sha Shen
Pharmaceutical: Radix Adenophorae seu Glehniae
Botanical: Nan Sha Shen : Adenophora tetraphylla (Thunb.) Fisch., Adenophora axilliflora Borb., Adenophora pereskiaefolia (Fisch.) G. Don (Campanulaceae) Bei Sha Shen : Glehnia littoralis F. Schmidt ex Miq. (Umbelliferae)
Other names:
Description: Ladybell / Coastal Glehnia Root.

Actions
Clears the Lungs; Nourishes Lung-Yin; Benefits the Stomach; Promotes generation of Body Fluids; ...

Origin of sha shen
* Nan Sha Shen: Sichuan, Anhui, Jiangsu. * Bei Sha Shen: Shandong, Hebei, Liaoning, Jiangsu.;

Preparation of sha shen
Nan Sha Shen: The roots are gathered in autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are cut into pieces, and dried in the sun. Bei Sha Shen: The roots are gathered in summer or autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are washed in boiled water and the bark peeled off. Then the roots are soaked again before being cut into pieces or slices.;

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