Ginseng Radix (Ren Shen 人参)

sweet,  slight bitter,  slightly warm; affinity to Lu.,  Sp. meridians strongly tonifies Yuan Qi, relieves collapse of the Qi; tonifies spleen Qi, improves digestive function, alleviates fatigue; tonifies lung Qi, relieves shortage of breath; promotes generation of body fluids, relieves thirst; benefits heart Qi, calms the Shen