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Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya) - 山药 (shān yào)

Chinese Yam (Dioscorea polystachya) - 山药 (shān yào)

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Chinese yam has two common Chinese names, wai shan (淮山) and shan yao (山藥). Shan yao translates literally to "mountain medicine," indicating its commonality in Asian culture as a health product. This dried variety is commonly used in herbal medicine but the fresh variety can be used in stir-fry, soups, or even in dumplings. Dried Chinese yam is commonly found in formulas for the stomach and lungs with modern studies showing it to help reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, and dilating blood vessels (which improve blood flow). These tubers have a multitude of health benefits and definitely live up to their colloquial name.

Precaution: Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested.  In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference and strong effect in the body.

Disclaimer & Precautions: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are pregnant or are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference or have a strong effect on the body. Loose, whole herbs may vary from pictures due to its natural form and cut. Bag packaging may also differ as we source from multiple sources to ensure we have product on hand. All will have labels indicating scientific name, Chinese name, and weight.

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