Shan Yao (Chinese Yam) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Chinese Yam
  • Pinyin Name:  Shan Yao
  • 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.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 9-30g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Kidney ◦ Lung ◦ Spleen

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Neutral (Ping) ◦ Sweet (Gan)



    Herbal Formulas Which Include Shan Yao

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Shan Yao (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan

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    Da Bu Gan Wan

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    Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

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    Jian Pi Wan

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    Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

    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.

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    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

    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.

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    Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

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    Qi Ju Di Huang Wan

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    Qian Lie Shu Wan

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    Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan

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    Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

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    Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

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    Zuo Gui Wan

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Sweat Problems ◦ Diarrhea ◦ Fatigue ◦ Cough ◦ Spermatorrhea

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