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Shan Yao #1019

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Pin Ying Name: Shan Yao

Chinese Name: 山藥

English Name: Chinese Yam

Latin Name: Dioscoreae, Radix

Herbs that Tonify Qi
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Neutral
Kidney
Lung
Spleen
9-30g 60-240g (Larg e Doses) 250g (Maximum, Diabetes)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Tonifies the Spleen, nourishes Stomach Yin and stops diarrhea

  • Spleen or Stomach Deficiency with diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating and anorexia

Tonifies Lung Qi and nourishes Lung Yin

  • Lung Qi and/or Yin Deficiency with chronic cough

Tonifies Kidney Yin and astringes Jing

  • Kidney Qi Deficiency with spermatorrhea, urinary frequency and vaginal discharge
  • Xiao Ke due to Qi and Yin Deficiency
Contraindications
  • Do not use alone for Excess conditions, especially fullness due to Dampness, Stagnation or accumulation.
  • Contraindicated for those with True Heat.
  • Do not use alone for Dampness.