Yang Qi Shi – Actinolite – Actonolitum

Yang Qi Shi

English Name: actinolite

Literal Translation: “yang rising stone”

Pharmaceutical Name: Actinolitum

Medica Category: Yang-Tonifying Herbs

Properties: Yang Qi Shi enters the Kidney channel; it is salty in nature and slightly warm in temperature.

What is Yang Qi Shi?:

The Chinese Herb Yang Qi Shi is the calcined and crushed preparation of the mineral actinolite.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Yang Qi Shi:

Yang Qi Shi warms the Kidney and fortifies yang. It is most commonly used to treat impotence and premature ejaculation in men and infertility in women. It can also be used in the presence of such secondary symptoms as: lack of sexual desire, loose stools, soreness of the lower back and knees, and coldness in the extremities.

–safety/clinical notes:

Not intended for long-term use.

Contraindicated for persons with yin-deficient heat signs.