White Without Skin Fresh Chinese traditional Medicines Yam For
Spleen And Stomach
Chinese yam , dioscorea opposita,nagaimo,yamaimo,
good to spleen and stomach, lung and kidney,
The Chinese yam has good effect to diabetes
yam is rich variety of vitamins, amino acids and minerals
Name: Fresh Chinese Yam, Nagaimo, Yamaimo, Dioscorea, Yams, Rhizoma
Dioscoreae, Shan Yao
Application: chinese yam is good to spleen and stomach, lung and
Feature: medicinal and dietary uses, no side effects, organic,
green and safe.
Color: white without skin
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
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)
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.