Dioscoria ( 山药 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Kidney, Lung, Spleen
This neutral herb is used in formulas as a tonic to treat most symptoms
of chronic weakness, including chronic diarrhea, fatigue, leukorrhea, sperm
leakage, spontaneous sweating, poor appetite, and asthma with dry cough;
also can be applied locally for skin eruptions.
Usages and Functions
Tonifies and benefits Spleen and Stomach; benefits Lungs and nourishes Kidneys;
nourishes base of body through digestive stabilization.
Formulas Used In
Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia; Eight Immortal Long Life Pill;
Ginseng and Atractylodes; Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit; Rehmannia and Magnetitum;
Rehmannia Eight; Rehmannia Six.
Do not use where there is a strong excess condition with dampness.