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Common Yam Rhizome

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Chinese Name Shanyao
Latin Rhizoma Dioscoreae
English Name Common Yam Rhizome
Key Characteristics Herb that tonifies qi.
Source Dried rhizome of Dioscorea opposite Thunb.
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Sweet, neutral; Spleen, Lung, Kidney
Actions

To replenish qi and yin, tonify the spleen, lung and kidney, secure semen and restrain seminal discharge

Indications Anorexia and chronic diarrhea due to diminished function of the spleen, cough and dyspnea due to deficiency in the lung,  seminal emission, morbid leucorrhea, frequency of urination due to deficiency in the kidney, wasting thirst due to internal heat, in addition, used for rotavirus enteritis, dyspepsia and eczema
Special Usage Stir-baked with bran ones can strengthen the effect of tonifying the spleen to stop diarrhea
Chemical Composition It contains dioscin, glucoproteines.
   



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