Shan Yao (Raw) (Radix Dioscoreae)
Properties: sweet, neutral
Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and yin of Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys, secures the essence.
Additional Notes: This is the raw form, we also dispense dry-fried Shan Yao which is better for patients with loose stool, while also tonifying the Kidneys to secure essence. If the dry-fried form is desired please select Shan Yao (Chao) from the herbs list.
The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.