San Qi-Radix Notoginseng Flower
Chinese Name: San qi, Sanqihua
Medical Name: Radix Notoginseng
Latin Name: Panax pseudo-ginseng notoginseng (Burkill.) G.Hoo. & C.J.Tseng., of the family Araliaceae
Notoginseng grows in Yunnan province of China and is also called Sanqi. It belongs to the same scientific genus, Panax, as Asian ginseng. This Panax Notoginseng Flower Tea is selected from flower buds which have not opened and are still in green.
Notoginseng is a fairly recent newcomer to Chinese herbalism, the first recorded usage dating from the sixteenth century. Nevertheless, it has attained an importance as a tonic medicine that supports the function of the adrenal glands, in particular the production of corticosteroids and male sex hormones. It also helps to improve blood flow through the coronary arteries, thus finding use as a treatment for arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure and angina.
Notoginseng (San Qi Hua) is the flower of the plant. Sweet and cool in nature, pacifies liver, lower BP, used for dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus due to hypertension and for acute sore throat.
THE COMPENDIUM OF MATERIAL MEDICAL: “Arrests bleeding, dissipates blood stasis and kills pain.”
“Treats wounds inflicted by knife and arrow, traumatic bleeding, hematemesis (vomiting blood), epistaxis (nosebleed), hematochezia (anal bleeding), dysentery with blood in stool, metrorrhagia (profuse uterine bleeding especially between menstrual periods), chronic menstrual bleeding, postpartum lochiostasis, swooning due to excessive loss of blood while giving birth, pain due to blood stasis, conjunctivitis, and the bites of tigers, snakes and other animals.”