Pinyin: suo yang
ENGLISH NAME: Cynomorium
LATIN NAME: Cynomorii Herba
Properties: sweet, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney, Large Intestine
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies Kidney Yang
2. Lubricates Intestines and Promotes Bowel Movement
10 to 15 grams in decoction or pill form.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Suo Yang is contraindicated in patients with diarrhea caused by Spleen deficiency or constipation from excess heat.
• It is contraindicated in yin-deficient patients who are easily aroused sexually.