Falsestarwort Root is the dried tuber of Pseudostellaria
heterophylla (Miq.) Pax ex Pax et Hoffm. (Fam. Caryophyllaceae).
Action: To replenish
qi and invigorate the spleen function, and to promote fluid
secretion and moisten the lung.
of the spleen with lassitude and anorexia; debility and deficiency
of qi and yin marked by spontaneous sweating and thirst during
convolescence dry cough due to dryness of the lung.