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#4220C Dioscorea Root
Shan Yao
100 grams

Dioscorea Root<br> Shan Yao<br> 100 grams

Plum Flower Dioscorea Root
Shan Yao

Pinyin Name: Shan Yao
English Name: Dioscorea Root, Common Yam Rhizome
Properties: sweet, neutral
Channels Entered: Kidney, Lung, Spleen

Spleen and stomach deficiencies, lack of energy, poor appetite, loose stool, diarrhea, food stagnation, leukorrhea, tonify qi and nourish lung yin, benefit wasting and thirsting syndrome, tonify kidney yin, spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation or nocturnal emissions, frequent urination and nocturnal urination are some of the imbalances satisfied clients have used this product for.

Primary Traditional Functions
Tonifies Qi and Nourishes Spleen and Stomach Yin

  • Spleen and Stomach deficiencies
  • Decreased food intake and lack of energy due to Spleen deficiency
  • Poor appetite, loose stools and diarrhea due to Spleen deficiency
  • Food stagnation due to deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach
  • Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with qi stagnation
  • Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with Stomach yin deficiency


  • Red and White Leukorrhea
  • Yellow Leukorrhea
  • Leukorrhea due to Spleen deficiency and Liver qi stagnation
  • Leukorrhea due to Spleen and Kidney deficiencies

Tonifies Qi and Nourishes Lung Yin

  • Lung deficiency
  • Lung yin and fluid deficiencies
  • Lung yin and fluid deficiencies with heat
  • Difficulty inhaling due to Kidney deficiency

Benefits Xiao Ke (Wasting and Thirsting Syndrome)

  • Xiao ke syndrome
  • Xiao ke syndrome with internal heat
  • Xiao ke with more pronounced polyphagia and polydipsia
  • Xiao ke with more pronounced polyuria

Tonifies Kidney Yin

  • Kidney yin deficiency
  • Spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation or nocturnal emissions due to Kidney deficiency
  • Frequent urination and nocturnal urination

Concentration: 5:1

Typical Usage of Concentrated Extract

  • 2 to 6 grams per day or as directed by your wellness coach.
  • May be used internally or topically.
  • Fresh, it is used to tonify yin, while dried, it is used to strengthen the Spleen and Stomach.
  • Dry frying tonifies the Lung, Spleen and Stomach and benefits diarrhea and leukorrhea.

Cautions & Contraindications

  • Do not use in cases of excess heat
  • Do not use as the sole herb to address accumulated dampness
  • May cause abdominal fullness, distention or poor appetite.
  • If indigestion is caused by Shan Yao, add some Chen Pi to regulate qi and relieve minor side effects

Each bottle contains 100 grams. Contains non-gmo dextrin.

Dioscorea Root - Shan Yao

Dioscorea Root - Shan Yao

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