Pseudoginseng ( 田七 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name


Pinyin Mandarin Name

San Qi or Tian Qi

Common English Name

Pseudoginseng Root

Part of Plant Used



Slightly warm


Sweet, slightly bitter

Meridians Entered

Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine

Common Usages

This herb is used singly or in formulas to treat most types of bleeding, including bleeding from bruising, injury, blood clots, miscarriage, childbirth, and excessive menstrual flow; also used to break up blood clots (TCM: congealed Blood).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Stops bleeding and transforms congealed Blood; reduces swelling and alleviates pain.

Common Formulas Used In

Pseudoginseng and Dragon Blood; Tian Qi and Eucommia.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution where there is deficient Blood.

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