Fragrant Solomonseal Rhizome (Yuzhu)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Rhizoma Polygonati Odorati|
|Botanical Name:||Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce|
|Common Name:||Polygonatum rhizome
Fragrant Solomonseal rhizome
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The rhizomes are dug in summer and autumn. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the rhizomes are dried in the sun or steamed, and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral|
|Meridian:||Lung and stomach|
|Functions:||To nourish the yin and moisten the lungs
To promote the production of body fluids and strengthen the stomach
|Indications and Combinations:||Dry cough with scanty sputum due to lung deficiency or thirst and intense hunger due to stomach yin deficiency.
*Use with Glehnia root (Shashen), Ophiopogon root (Maidong) and Asparagus root (Tianmendong).
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficient spleen or phlegm-damp.|