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Cardiovascular - Altitude sickness formula

Sheng mai san

Generate the Pulse Powder

Panax ginseng            9-15 grams

Ophiopogonis japonicus        9-15 grams

Schizandra chinensis        3-6 grams

Form: Decoction

Dose: one to three times a day. For simple prevention of altitude sickness, use lower doses.

Note: For prevention of acute mountain sickness (AMS), 2-3 times the dosage of Codonopsis pilosula or Panax quinquefolium might be substituted for the Panax ginseng.

Caution: Not for use in acute or febrile illness.

[Bensky and Barolet)
Copyright 2001 Paul Bergner    38