Chinese Name: Shan yao
Latin Name: Dioscorea opposita thunb
Taste: Sweet and mild
Quotes from Chinese
THE HERBAL CLASSIC OF SHEN-NONG:
"It is sweet and mild in flavor. It is used mainly to cure
internal injuries, countering deficiencies of energy and of
physical strength, subduing fevers caused by wind-evils,
nourish the internal organs, benefitting physical strength,
and developing the muscles."
OTHER CLASSIFIED RECORDS OF FAMOUS
DOCTORS: "Mild and not poisonous. Treats feverish
colds and the excess fluid they create, dizziness of eyes,
promotes qui flow, relieves backaches, counteracts
deficiencies of energy and strength in the internal organs,
alleviates tiredness arising from fevers, strengthens the
OPINIONS ON THE PROPERTIES OF HERBS:
"Can heal the five impairments (of heart, liver, spleen,
lung and kidney) and the seven damages, disperse chills,
relieve backaches, ease the mind, soothe the soul, remove
obstacles from the heart channel, benefit memory, and
invigorate the heart when its energy has become depleted.
Use it in cases of physical weakness."
RI HUA ZI MATERIA MEDICA: "Helps
the five impairments (of heart, liver, spleen, lung and
kidney) and seven damages, strengthens the muscles, enhances
self-confidence, calms the nerves, subdues nocturnal
emission, counters absentmindedness."
cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 teaspoons for every 500ml
of water. Infuse in hot water at 90℃ to 95℃ for 2
to 4 minutes for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase
steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.