SHAN YAO
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Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae

Nomenclature

SHAN YAO
山藥
Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Other Names

Chinese Yam''

Dioscoreae Oppositae


Properties:

Sweet
Kidney / KD Lung / LU Spleen / SP


Dosage and Toxicity

10 – 30 gm
max – 250 gm
6 – 10 gm powdered


Functions

Tonifies the Qi and nourishes the Spleen / SP and Stomach / ST Yin
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Leucorrhea from Spleen / SP Deficiency
Qing Dai Tang, Yi Huang Tang, Wan Dai Tang
Tonifies Qi and nourishes Lung / LU Yin

Xiao Ke (Wasting and Thirsting)
Tonifies Kidney / KD Yin
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan, Suo Quan Wan


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