Shan Yao Chinese Yam - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Shan Yao Names

  • English Name: Chinese Yam
  • Pinyin Name: Shan Yao

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Shan Yao Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite.
  • Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing.
  • Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor cold, benefits both yin and yang, xiao ke, also binds the jing - spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge, frequent urination.

Shan Yao Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 9-30g

Shan Yao Appears In 13 Formulas

Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

Jian Pi Wan

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

  • Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet
  • Kidney yang deficiency signs - low back pain, weakness in the legs, knees, low back, low energy, low libido.

    The Pulse will be empty or frail and the Tongue will be pale and swollen with a thin white moist coat.

  • Tonify
  • Warm and Tonify the Yang

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

  • Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia
  • Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

    The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

Qi Ju Di Huang Wan

Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

Zuo Gui Wan

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