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Common Yam Rhizome

Herb name (Chinese): 山药
Herb name (Pin Yin): shān yào
Herb name (English): Common Yam Rhizome
Herb name (Botanical): Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Origin of species: Dioscorea opposita Thunb.
Part(s) of herb used: Rhizome
Geo-specific habitat(s): Henan, Hunan, Jiangnan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sweet
• Neutral
• Administrates the Spleen, Lung and Kidney Meridians
Action(s): • Boosts and improves digestive and respiratory functions
• Relieves symptoms related to weak knees, sore lower back, frequent night urination, premature ejaculation and excessive vaginal discharge
• Eases constant thirst due to chronic diseases such as diabetes