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Bei Sha Shen (Glehnia littoralis)

  • Botanical name: Glehnia littoralis
  • Common name: Glehnia root
  • Literal name translation: northern sand root
  • Family: Apiaceae, parsley family
  • Part used in Chinese medicine: root
  • Major Chinese medicine actions:
  • Nourishes Lung and Stomach yin, clears Lung heat, generates fluids
Glehnia littoralis

Photo Credits:
Photo 1: Glehnia littoralis; 06/2007; author Pieria; permission under GFDL