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Bei Sha Shen

Common Name

Glehnia littoralis root

Pharmaceutical Latin

Glehnia Littoralis

What it is:

Bei Sha Shen, or glehnia root, is a sweet, bland, and slightly cold herb used in TCM to nourish Yin, moisten dryness, and clear heat. It is associated with the Lung and Stomach meridians. Glehnia root is known for its ability to nourish Lung Yin, moisten dryness, and clear heat from the lungs. It is often used in formulas to treat patterns of Lung Yin deficiency with symptoms such as dry cough, dry throat, and thirst.

How it can help:

  • Nourishes Lung Yin and moistens dryness
  • Clears heat and treats dry cough
  • Treats dry throat and thirst

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