Pinyin: san qi
ENGLISH NAME: Pseudoginseng
LATIN NAME: Notoginseng Radix Et Rhizoma
Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Disperses Blood Stasis, Stops Bleeding
2. Activates Blood Circulation, Relieves Pain
3. Reduces 5welling and Pain
3 to 10 grams as herbal decoction. 1.0 to 1.5 grams per dose as powder, one to three times daily. In severe cases of bleeding, the dosage of San Qi is increased to 3 to 6 grams of powder orally, two to three times daily. This herb is often used as powder or pills instead of decoction, because of its high cost.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use San Qi with caution during pregnancy.
• Use of San Qi is sometimes associated with the following side effects: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, headache, toothache, fatigue, and restlessness.