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Notoginseng Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Panax Notoginseng
Chinese Name
San Qi

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Action of Notoginseng

Nutrients in Notoginseng

Highly Effective

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Root, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Notoginseng

Pregnant women must NOT take this herb. Why ? Notoginseng is known to expel blood clots, it considers the early fetus as a clot ( as a foreign body ) and expels it, which induces abortion. Always consult your physician before planning your family.
Notoginseng has its effect primarily on Central Nervous System. It has CNS stimulant, antidepressant and antipsychotic actions. Therefore, if you are taking Notoginseng stop taking medicines which shows CNS actions as it can cause serious complications.
High doses of Notoginseng may cause Insomnia, Anxiety.
As Notoginseng is warm in nature, therefore, patients suffering from mouth Sores and swelling of gums should avoid this herb.
Notoginseng has blood thinning property. Do not take Notoginseng 10 days prior to any surgery. It may lead to excessive bleeding. Stop your Blood thinning drugs if you are taking Notoginseng.
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Notoginseng is a plant, belonging to Araliaceae family.
It is perennial and is native to China
It grows in a semitropical climate.
It grows up to One Meter.
Best used for Bleeding Disorders, both internal and external. This herb releases Blood stagnation and improves Blood circulation.
It is also widely used to treat Incomplete miscarriage.
Do you know....?
An incomplete miscarriage often turns out to be dangerous and requires treatment.D&C (dilation and curettage)is done to clear the remnants of the tissue from the Uterus, which pose numerous risks to women.
This herb is a great help to females who have had an incomplete miscarriage. It avoids the risk of going for D&C procedure.

Panax Notoginseng Leaf Extract is used to optimize blood circulation and nourish the blood.
It also treats Migraine.
External application treats Herpes Simplex.

DOSAGE : The herb can be administered in any of the following forms :

Powdered form : 1.5 to 3gm. Can be consumed once or twice a day.
As Decoction ot Tea : 3 to 10gm. The decoction of the roots is easily absorbed by the body. Can be taken twice a day.
Pill : Pills can be taken once a day, initially,do not exceed than 10gm.
Topically : Grinded roots can be applied on the wounds.

The Herb combines Well with : Rehmannia,Artemisia Argyi,Astragalus,Codonopsis,

In TCM :
Notoginseng Root : Han San Qi, San Qi
Notoginseng Flower : San Qi Hua

Meridians Associated : Heart, Liver, Large Intestine and Stomach.
Cancer Treatment : Useful in treating Blood Cancer and Lymphoma.


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Materia Medica for Notoginseng

Notoginseng General

Do not confuse Notoginseng with other Ginsengs. It does resemble Siberian Ginseng and contains nutrients quite similar to Korean Ginseng, but is different.
Notoginseng is an excellent Herb for curing Blood Disorders and stops bleeding, be it internal or external. And is applicable for all sorts of bleeding , whether bleeding in Nasal cavity, in Uterus, Wounds, Or Respiratory Tract. The herb is a potent Heart tonic.
The Anticancer property of Herb prevents the growth of Cancer cells and provides prevention from Cancer.
The herb possess an antiaging action. This delays the process of aging.
Types : Raw Notoginseng and Steamed Ginseng. Prefer using Raw Notoginsneg, as it is more potent than the Steamed one. Its raw form has much more medicinal uses, in regards to the Heart and Blood.

Notoginseng is known to tone up the whole body. It is quite efficient in treating traumatic injuries. It is a widely used as Hemostatic Herb.
The Cardiotonic action of this herb makes it a popular longevity Herb. The Herb elevates the coronary Blood flow, thereby, providing the Cardiac Muscles with more Blood. The Muscles then consume more Oxygen, this aids in preventing High Blood Pressure. It regulates the Heartbeats and prevents the accumulation of blood in the Heart.
Balances Cerebral and Nervous systems of the body. The Herb has strong Immounomodulatory and Antiaging actions.
The Antiplatelet action of this Herb prevents Blood clots, therefore, also entitled as a Blood tonic ( Specially, if the herb is in its steamed form )
In addition to stop the bleeding, the Herb also promotes healing by reducing pain and swelling.
When applied externally, the Herb brings about Hemostatic effect ( stops blood flow through a blood vessel ) and stops the bleeding of wounds.
Notoginseng should be given to females after giving child birth . It helps in the removal of retained placenta ( gets stuck in the womb) , it also controls bleeding associated with Menopause.
The herb aids in the faster recovery after surgery or from illness.
Notoginseng aids in lowering the levels of Cholesterol. Acts as a Liver protector.
Helps to deal with Prostate Cancer and problems associated with male sex hormones.
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Prepare a decoction of Bletilla root and Ginseng Noto root. Take it twice a day.

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Mix Frankincense gum, Myrrh gum, Catechu resin and Ginseng Noto root powder. Apply it locally on ulcers.

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You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.
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Sally ( Singapore )
27 May 2016
I have very heavy menses flow and it lasts 7 to 9 days. Can notoginseng be taken to reduce the amount of menses and also reduce the number of days?
27 Jun 2016
Eat cooked banana flower with curd for a week.
Stinging Nettle will help to cure heavy menses. Take it in capsule form or in tincture form Urtica Dioica. 10 drops of this tincture in a glass of water ofr a month. http://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Heavy-Menstrual-Bleeding-Cid3022
Tim Day ( United Kingdom )
17 Apr 2017
I was diagnosed with proctitis/ulcerative colitis over a year ago...I suffer with blood and mucus excretion up to 4 times per day, sometimes with some stool and sometimes without but always with an urgency.
The diagnosis seemed to coinside with taking many courses of antibiotics and steroids.
I have been on mesalazine and steroid suppositarys for many months but have decided to stop them and try herbal treatment. Since stopping, my symptoms have got slightly worse so Iam hoping you can offer some herbs to stop blood and mucus production?
I have tried many forms of dietary practises but nothing seems to make any difference. I eat very organic and balanced in general!
I would appreciate very much indeed some advice on specific herbs to help me...There is much contradiction and choice everywhere I look.
Thank you for the amazing website
Raina Desai
24 Apr 2017
Tim Day. The cure for you is Nux Vomica 200 one dose. This is the antidote to the allopathic drugs and your symptoms will be cured. Please share the feedback after a week. I am sure the remedy will provide an absolute cure. Take one and only one dose. Do not repeat please.
San Diego san diego
30 Jul 2017
Nux vomica is very poisonous. .be careful ingesting this herb
Prof. Balwinder Singh
12 Jan 2019
Very good antidote for allopathic drugs in homeopathic dikutions MOT as direct herb.
Lynn ( Singapore )
21 Apr 2017
Hi I hear from friends that it is good to give notoginseng to boys who are at the stage of puberty. Is this right? If yes, how much, how often and for how long should it be given?
24 Apr 2017
Lyn. What for ?
Why do you want to give this herb ? Is the boy suffering from any disorder ?
You need to be specific about the cause.
Fanny Chan ( United States )
05 Jul 2017
I have high triglyceride and cholesterol, what herb is the best and less side effects to me?
I am 40 yo female.
Timmy Tim
10 Nov 2018
Notoginseng powder can really help. Try one dose pack in warm water every morning for a month ...
Sherri ( Pangburn, Arkansas )
09 Jul 2017
I have a lot of pain and aching in my right side it seems to be from like a pinched nerve I'm not for sure that's it but I think my leg hurts all the time and I'm even store in the buttocks area do you recommend anything at all anything would be helpful. Thank you so very much Sherri Soignet
20 Jul 2017
Is it only the right legs or right arms or shoulders too ? SInce when are you suffering from this problem ? Nerves might be damaged. It is not really possible to suggest a cure. Please get yourself diagnosed by a doctor
Kaf ( Ghana )
19 Jul 2017
I was diagnose with fibroid and i have menstruation every two weeks, a friend recommended notoginseng for me and i start to take the 3g twice a day for three weeks now and as at now i didnt bleed again.
Now i am having abdorminal pains. I want to ask if is normal and if indeed it can cure my fibroid completely and how long should i take it and effects i will be experiencing.
04 Sep 2017
Do not take Notoginseng now. You already have taken enough. Take Ginger tea everyday .
ALso start with Chaste Berry tea, one cup for one month. Please get your tests done. and share the current status of the fibroids.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ashley ( United States )
31 Jul 2017
I was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance. I skip periods and when I do finally have one, they last FOREVER! (Currently on a little over a month). A friend of mine suggested this and said it would help with the EXTREMELY heavy bleeding. Is this true?
Veebha Kanungo ( India )
04 Sep 2017
Ashley Notoginseng is known to expel the blood clots. However, I will suggest that you take Chaste Berry tea. I have taken it for myself and have read a lot about Chaste Berry being the best herb to cure Hormonal Imbalance. Also, buy Dong Quai capsules, have one every day for a month.
Roseann ( NY Nzy )
26 Sep 2017
Is radix notoginseng good for inner ear problems which cause dizziness?
Raghuvira ( India )
26 Sep 2017
What ijner problems?Please mention the disease name or the symptoms in detail. Do you suffer a discharge from the ear too. Actually, a remedy can not be suggested if you do not share the problem in detail.
Jack L. Bohan ( United States )
31 Dec 2017
Do you know of any clinic or physician that uses Fei Fu Kang for treatment of pulmonary fibrosis?
Karine ( USA/MN )
12 Apr 2018
I have black spots on both my cheeks area.
19 Apr 2018
Karine. Please share other symptoms as well. Since when are you suffering from this disease. Did you take any medicine or did you apply anything on the black spots of the face ?
KT Gan ( Malaysia )
04 May 2018
I have planted the Panax Notoginseng which bears many small ' fruits.' Meanwhile, can I brew / boil the leaves as health drinks ? Currently, I do not have ailments or on medications. TQ
Simone ( Sacramento ca )
13 May 2018
so this herb is not to be taking on any anticoagulant because this herb itself dissolves blood clots and increased blood flow. How long does it take for this herb to activity help thin blood and circulation and is this herb something I can take everyday for long term? And how many times a day if I have the powder form?
Rbn ( S.D. Ca )
30 Aug 2018
I have been diagnosed with having a thickened uterine lining. I have had 5 transfusions from irregular bleeding since 2012. Of course severely anemic, taking a liquid iron supplement, folate feels improvement for a while, in the improvement of oxygenated blood count, then it's bled back out. Vicious exhausting cycle! But also, Read that this diurectic/"Hydrochlorothiazide", in my b/p med-Lisinopril, maybe the culprit, anyways in my case. This info is written in one of the US-cancer med. journals. Explaining how this particular diurectic causes various epithelial cells to grow out of control. As I reflect back my bleeding started within the timeline/year, of when this diurectic was added to my existing b/p med lisinopril. I am still currently experiencing all the classic symptoms of Anemia, brain fog, hair thinning and fall out, tiredness-no energy, heart pounding upon any physical movement. Now added Graviola/Sour-Sop, to correct the out-of-control-growth of uterine epithelial cells. Info on this herb also claims, blood building benefits. I pray that it aids in correction of my issues, for sure. All of that info to ask, is there anything else that can be of use to me? Thanks
Dr. Weber
12 Sep 2019
Rbn, You can take Follicunum 6C. 1 drop daily in half a glass of water for one week.
Take it 2 times a day; morning and evening.
11 Sep 2019
Dear Rbn, We are extremely sorry we couldn't reply to your query. Due to some technical issue, we were unable to see this query. Sorry to hear about your father. Please reply to the following questions: 1. Is he taking Notoginseng? If yes, then please stop the medicine for now. It is known to expel anything that appears foreign to the body, resulting in excessive bleeding which may not be controlled by you or your father in case he has any clots. 2. Which other medicines is he taking? We have forwarded the case to our experts for exact remedy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Tiana ( UK )
30 Dec 2018
Is this beneficial for treating kidney disease, stage 4-5? Can it help to lower blood pressure?
Patricia E Brooks ( Canada )
07 Mar 2019
Can San Qi powder be used to relieve sore muscles. If so, how is it used.
Robin L. ( USA )
06 Sep 2019
Rbn (S.D.Ca) Hello, I never received a reply to my question on (8-30-18).
Carey leong ( Singapore )
05 Mar 2020
Can notoginseng cause pain in joints and muscle,? I have been taking it due to left side frozen shoulder, since then been having ichy fingers in the joints on right hand, then left hand then today both leg muscles and knees feels so achy that I really Don't know what to do. Please help
27 Mar 2020
Hey Carey. Notoginseng is not known to cause any such side effect. Well, go for homeopathic medicine, it can help you. You can opt oils for massage otherwise. You can use Coconut oil, Sesame oil, Garlic for massage. Check Frozen shoulder page, you might find something more suitable to you. Physio massages also help in such cases. For pains, take Ashwagandha: Take 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder with a glass of warm milk. Take it for 15 days.
Massage joints with Sesame and castor oil for 15-20 min. Massage will improve blood circulation in muscles and joints. It might ease your pain.
The pain sometimes passes on to the hands. But as you have joint pains, observe yourself to reach the reason.
Laura ( US )
23 Jun 2020
My husband gets septic infections due to a liver resection whenever he eats something that has bad bacteria in it .. what herb is best for that ? Recent clinical studies indicate Ghanaian ginseng to be highly effective .. is that better than notoginseng ? Where can I purchase these herbs from a reliable source ? Thank you
James Chaama
30 Jul 2020
A friend just offered to me notoginseng tea to help lower my blood pressure which is currently between 16&17. How many Times a day do i take the tea and for what length of Time?
31 Jul 2020
Dear James Chaama
Please mention the correct blood pressure readings. Do you mean 160 and 170. ?
If yes, gthen please be careful if you are already on any kind of blood thinng medicines or antidepprsants. Also if you have any clot in your body, blood clot-- then take this tea with caution. If you are not on any medications, then; Having the tea twice a week is okay. Monitor your blood pressure, if it lowers down then you may stop taking it. You may read High Blood pressure page in our disease section so that you are aware of other herbs for it, which are much safer.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
James Chaama
02 Aug 2020
Thanks for your prompt reply. I meant the blood pressure is between 160 and 170. I am not on any medication. How do i take this tea to help bring my blood pressure to normal?
03 Aug 2020
Dear James. As mentioned above take the tea twice a week. Monitor your blood pressure, if it lowers down then you may stop taking it. In case it doesn't suit you, do not take it.
Otherwise, you can take Giloy herb ( Tinospora Cordifolia )- mother tincture in the routine if you are not taking any allopathic medicines. Take 2-3 drops in a glass of water daily. Keep a regular check of your readings.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Becca ( Usa )
17 Oct 2020
Could you please direct how to use this to avoid a D&C. And can I use this during ovulation to avoid pregnancy?
CW ( USA/Illinois )
28 Oct 2020
Can I give this to my 17 yr old daughter to help promote height growth?
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