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Shan Yao Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Yam Rhizome
Glycemic Index / Load
Yam Rhizome, Chinese Yam
Botanical Name
Dioscorea Opposita
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Shu Yu, Shan Yao

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Shan Yao Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Shan Yao

Nutrients in Shan Yao

Highly Effective

Taste of
Shan Yao

Nature of
Shan Yao


Parts Used

Whole Plant, Dired Corm, Rhizome

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Shan Yao

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
It may cause Allergic reaction in few.
Drug Interaction :
Do not take Antidiabetic medications alongwith Yam Rhizome.
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Yam Rhizome is a climbing vine.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 6 M.
Best used for Liver and Kidney.

In TCM :
Yam Rhizome : Shan Yao
Meridians associated : Lung, Spleen and Kidney


Grown In

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Materia Medica for Shan Yao

Yam Rhizome General

Yam Rhizome acts on the Liver, Stomach and Urinary Bladder. It expels wind dampness.
It is used for treating Intestinal disorders, Gall Bladder Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
It is used for Postmenstrual Syndrome ( PMS ) and painful Menstrual periods. It also treats Postmenopausal Vaginal Dryness.
It contains Allantoin. It is a natural compound that accelerates the growth of healthy tissues and reduces healing time.
It increases energy and sexual desire in both men and women.
It treats weak bones and Infertility.
Single Herb

Yam Rhizome for Stings

Make a paste of the leaves of Yam Rhizome. Apply on the affected area .

Yam Rhizome ( Jimikand ) for Piles

Cut the cleaned Yam Rhizome ( Jimikand ) in small pieces and dry in sunlight. Now finely powder them and store in a container. Take One tablespoon with water twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Obesity 2

Prepare a juice of Bitter Gourd and Yam Rhizome. Drink it once a day for a week.
Caution :
Excessive use may cause toxicity.

Herbal Treatment For Night Sweat 3

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Cornus Florida
White Peony
Yam Rhizome
Water Plantain
Phellodendron Amurense
Powder all ingredients together. Have one teaspoon with milk at night.

Herbal Treatment For Energy Tonic

Disease is not only responsible for laziness. Several internal factors stop you to be cool and active. An active person may win the top of the world. So lets do something to gain activeness. Take the following herbs in dried form :
Burdock : Fruit : 10 gram
Chaenomeles Speciosa : Fruit : 10 gram
Mandarin Orange : Kinoo : 20 gram
Acorus Gramineus : Haimavati : Rhizome : 10 gram
China Root : Cobcini : Root : 10 gram
Snow Lotus : Kutha : Root : 20 gram
Glehnia : Root : 10 gram
Yam Rhizome : Jimikand : 20 gram
Ginseng Siberian : Root : 10 gram
Stevia : Leaves : 20 gram
Liquorice : Mulethi : 10 gram
Clove : Laung : Bud : 5 gram
Put all ingredients in a grinder. Make powder. Store in a jar. Boil half a teaspoon in a cup of water. Strain. Have it early in the morning. This tonic increases your stamina and feels you energetic whole day. It cleans liver and gallbladder by removing toxicity. Results healthy and ideal immune system, good digestive system and keeps away morning sickness. Try it.

Herbal Treatment For Sexual Health 2

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for male and female Sexual energy. It increases vitality and stamina.
Morinda Officinalis
Dong Quai
Aconitum Carmichaelii
Goji Berry
Garlic Chives
Ginseng Korean
Yam Rhizome
Cornus Officinalis
Cynomorium Songaricum
Cuscuta Chinensis
Horny Goat Weed
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day for one month.

Herbal Treatment For Reproductive Problems of Males 2

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Reproductive Problems of Males and act as a powerful kidney tonic.
Ginseng Korean
Dong Quai
Cuscuta Chinensis
Goji Berry
Zanthoxylum Piperitum
Morinda Officinalis
Cornus Officinalis
Polyporus Umbellatus
Achyranthes Aspera
Yam Rhizome
Horny Goat Weed
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Chinese Knotweed
Atractylodes Macrocephala
Water Plantain
White Peony
Anemone Chinensis
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.
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