Shan Yao - Tonify Qi
SP, LU, KD (9-30g)


Shan Yao - SHAM WOW!

Oh my! The Sham WOW is great for preventing leakage of KD essence since it tonifies the KD and stabilizes essence! So get a Sham WOW and rest your SP, and to rest your LU right there on the couch for a while longer!

In fact the Sham-WOW will save you so much effort you'll need to be careful not to get fat (cc: excess with fullness due to dampness, stagnation, accumulation) since you could even develop xiao ke!

English Name: dioscorea, common yam rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Properties: sweet, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
tonifies the KD and stabilizes the essence tonifies KD and Stabilizes essence
rest your SP nourishes SP qi and yin
rest your LU strengthens LU qi and yin


      Shan Yao Actions and Indications
  • Nourishes Spleen Qi and Yin (diarrhea, food stagnation due to SP deficiency, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite)
  • Strengthens Lung Qi and Yin (shallow breathing, shortness of breath, LU dryness, cough or wheezing due to Lung deficiency)
  • Tonifies KD Yin and Stabilizes essence (wasting and thirsting; sore back and knees, spermatorrhea, frequent urination, tidal fever, night sweats, vaginal discharge, chronic lin syndrome)
  • (cc: excess with fullness due to dampness, stagnation accumulation)
  • (note: for xiao ke use up to 250g)
    Alternate Forms:
  • sheng- to tonify yin
  • chao- to tonify SP and stop diarrhea
    Special Notes:
  • According to one study Shan Yao combined with Huang Qi was found to be excellent to treat diabetes mellitus patients.

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