- Common Yam Rhizome
- Dioscoreae Rhizoma
|Medicinal Group||Qi-tonifying medicinal|
Dried rhizome of Dioscorea opposita Thunb. (Fam. Dioscoreaceae)
|Nature and Flavors||sweet; neutral|
|Meridian Affinity||Spleen, Lung, Kidney|
To replenish the spleen and stomach, engender fluids and benefit the lung, and strengthen the kidney and restrain seminal discharge
Anorexia and chronic diarrhea due to diminished function of the spleen; cough and dyspnea due to diminished function of the lung; seminal emission, excessive leukorrhea, frequency of urination or diabetes due to deficiency of the kidney
- A nutrient mixture (consisted of Rhizoma Dioscoreae) has a good nutritional and health promoting effect on pregnancy.
- Ling CD, Zhang ZJ, Chen ZL. (1996). Studies on nutritional effects of traditional Chinese tonics with strengthened nutrients on pregnant women and rats. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. , 16(5):270-3.