Fresh Chinese Herbal Medicines Yam For Spleen And Stomach
- Name: Fresh Chinese Yam, Nagaimo, Yamaimo, Dioscorea, Yams, Rhizoma
Dioscoreae, Shan Yao
- Latin Name: Dioscorea Opposita
- Moisture: 8%
- Application: chinese yam is good to spleen and stomach, lung and
- Feature: medicinal and dietary uses, no side effects, organic,
green and safe.
- Composition: Chinese Yam Is Rich Variety Of Vitamins, Amino Acids
And Minerals,18 Kinds Of Amino Acids And More Than 10 Kinds Of
Trace Elements, And Other Minerals
- Diameter: 10cm,15cm,25cm,30cm
- Sourse: Iron Yam
- Color: white without skin
- Certification: ISO9000
- Part: Root
Chinese yam , dioscorea opposita,nagaimo,yamaimo,
We have been culturing and producce iron bar yam for many years
Chinese yam (Dioscorea opposita) is a root that is used in traditional Chinese medicine. The Chinese pharmaceutical name for this herbal is Rhizoma
dioscoreae. Other names for Chinese yam include dioscorea and shan
yao. Chinese yam is native to China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan,
where it can be found growing wild on hill slopes and in valleys.
It is also propagated for medicinal and dietary uses.
The genus name Dioscorea is dedicated to the Greek physician and
naturalist, Diosorides. There are between 600 and 800 different
species of Dioscorea, making it one of the largest genera of the
plant kingdom. Many species in this genus are grown and collected
for their medicinal properties. Sweet potatoes are often called
yams, although they are different plants.
The Chinese yam plant is a climbing vine that supports itself by
coiling around the branches of other vegetation. The plant can be
9.75 ft (3 m) high and 5 ft (1.5 m) wide. Chinese yam has
heart-shaped leaves and it produces small white flowers which have
a cinnamon-like aroma. Small tubers (called tubercles) form in the
axials (the angles between the leaves and the stem). These
pea-sized tubercles are harvested in the late summer or early fall
and are used to propagate the plant.
Chinese yam plants take three or four years to reach maturity,
although fairly large roots may be harvested from well developed
plants after the first year. Chinese yam is a spindle-shaped,
thick, hard root or tuber that is white on the inside. However,
cultivated forms from China or Japan may have different root
shapes. The yam may be up to 1 yd (about 1 m) in length. Chinese
yam is dug up in the winter. After the rough bark is removed, the
root is washed and allowed to dry in either the shade or the sun.
The dried root is rehydrated in water and then cut into slices.
Chinese yam contains large amounts of mucilage. Mucilage is a
thick, slimy substance produced by plants. It has a soothing effect
on mucous membranes, such as the tissues that line the respiratory
passages. This may explain why Chinese yam is effective at
WHITE WITHOUT SKIN
1, IRON BAR YAM IS(chinese yam) rich in 18 kinds of amino acids and
more than 10 kinds of trace elements, and other minerals, so is
good to spleen and stomach, lung and kidney,
2.The Chinese yam has good effect to diabetes
3.because fresh yam is rich variety of vitamins, amino acids and
minerals, can control the human body lipid metabolic abnormalities,
and atherosclerosis, to maintain normal function of insulin also
have certain effect, can enhance human immunity, benefit the heart
nerves, rather well set out, delay aging health care function.
Our chinese yam is the famous iron bar yam.when we plant it we use
organic fertilizer.when we make slice of yam we don’t use any
sulpite and other chemical to make our final products green and
Traditional Chinese medicine classifies Chinese yam as neutral and sweet. It serves to tonify
and augment the spleen and stomach; augment the lung yin and tonify
the lung qi; and stabilize, tonify, and bind the kidneys. Chinese yam enters through the spleen, lung, and kidney channels (meridians).
It is used as a tonic (restores tone to tissues). Chinese yam is
used to treat weak digestion with fatigue and diarrhea, general
weakness, frequent urination, decreased appetite, leukorrhagia
(excessive vaginal discharge), premature ejaculation, the symptoms associated with diabetes, and chronic wheezing (whistling sound caused by breathing difficulty) and coughing.
Chinese yam should not be taken if the patient's symptoms include
abdominal swelling and pain.
Chinese yam may be found in the dried or fresh form or as a powder.
It is available in Asian food stores, Chinese pharmacies, and may
be found in certain health food stores.
Chinese yam is taken by mouth for all indications. A tea (infusion)
may be prepared by steeping slices of the root in boiling-hot water. The dosage is 10–30 g of root or 6–10 g of powder.
It is common in traditional Chinese medicine to mix herbs to treat specific sets of symptoms. Chinese yam may be combined
with the following to treat certain symptoms as shown:
- poria and white atractylodes for loose, watery stools.
- codonopsis root for general weakness, fatigue, and poor appetite.
- Chinese foxglove root and cornus for lightheadedness, forgetfulness, insomnia, and related
- ginseng (ren shen), white atractylodes rhizome (bai zhu), and poria
(fuling) for weakness of the spleen and stomach characterized by
poor appetite, lassitude (exhaustion, weakness), and diarrhea.
- white atractylodes rhizome, poria, and euryale seed (qian shi) for
excessive dampness because of deficiency of the spleen
characterized by white leukorrhagia and lassitude.
- phellodendron bark (huang bai) and plantain seed (che qian zi) for
excessive dampness changing into heat characterized by yellow
- dogwood fruit (shan zhu yu) and dodder seed (tu si zi) for deficient
kidneys characterized by lower back pain and leukorrhagia.
- astragalus root (huang qi), trichosanthes root (tian hua fen),
pueraria root (ge gen), and fresh rehmannia root (sheng di huang)
for the thirst, excessive drinking and eating, lassitude, and
frequent urination associated with diabetes.
- dogwood fruit and prepared rehmannia root (shu di huang) for
frequent nighttime urination because of deficient kidneys.
- bitter cardamon (yi zhi ren) and mantis egg case (sang piao xiao)
for frequent urination because of deficient kidneys.
- glehnia root (sha shen), schisandra fruit (wu wei zi), and ophiopogon root (mai dong) for deficient lungs characterized by chronic cough
Species of Dioscorea that are edible have opposite leaves (leaves
on the stem are directly across from one another), whereas species
that are poisonous have alternate leaves (leaves on the stem are
not directly across from one another).
Women who are pregnant or lactating should consult with a physician before using Chinese yam.
There are no side effects associated with the use of Chinese yam.
Chinese yam should not be taken with kan-sui root. As of mid-2000,
there were no indications of any inter-actions between Chinese yam
and any drug or other herbal medicine.
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Natural Therapies and Alternative Treatments. Alexandria, VA:
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Chinese yam , dioscorea opposita,nagaimo,yamaimo,