Monday, June 9, 2008

Wai san 淮山

Description: Cool, sweet, neutral affects the spleen, pancreas, kidneys and lungs

Chinese yam (wai san) is traditionally used as a food and a herb to increase yin energy in the body. Used in conjunction with meat and other herbs aids digestion, it regulates sugar level and control inflammation of the uterus. The dried variety must be soaked for at least 15 minutes before use to remove the powder. it is a relatively mild herb (safe for long-term use).

It is used mainly for:
• Diabetes
• Pulmonary tuberculosis
• Chronic diarrhoea
• Premature ejaculation
• Chronic cough and asthma
• Morning sickness during pregnancy
• Vaginal yeast infection
• Anti aging

fresh wai san

dried wai san

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