Shanyao

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Tonify Qi
01-TQ-06

Renshen / Dangshen / Huangqi / Baizhu / Gancao / Shanyao

Rx Dioscorea Oppositae / Shanyao


CHINESE: SHANYAO
LATIN: Rx Dioscorea Oppositae
ENGLISH: Dioscorea
TRIVIAL: Chinese Yam

CATEGORY: Tonify Qi
Properties: Sweet, Neutral
Channels: Ki, Lu, Sp


ACTIONS
Tonifies and augments Sp and St. Tonifies Lu Qi, augments Lu Yin. Tonifies Ki, stabilizes and binds. Binds Essence. It moistens, is neither hot nor cold, it benefits Yin and Yang of Lu and Ki. Tonifies the tranquil part of Qi, the easy, soft part; is between Qi and Yin; Shanyao tonifies Sp Yin. Resembles Rx Ginseng/Renshen, but is softer, more Yin, more moistening.


INDICATIONS
Sp or St xu: diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, reduced appetite, chronic cough or wheezing due to Lu xu. Wasting and thirsting disorders. Spermatorrhea, frequent urination, vaginal discharge (leakage sexual/urinary organs).


CONTRAINDICATIONS
Excess conditions: Dampness, stagnation, accumulation.
Antagonizes Gansui.

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