Pinyin: yu zhu
ENGLISH NAME: Aromatic Solomon's Seal
LATIN NAME: Polygonati Odorati Rhizoma
Properties: sweet, neutral
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Nourishes Yin and Moistens the Lung
2. Generates Body Fluids and Nourishes the Stomach
10 to 15 grams in decoction. Yu Zhu is also used in paste, pill or powder forms. Fresh Yu Zhu more effectively treats yin-deficient heat. The dried herb is better to remedy mild yin-deficient heat.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Yu Zhu is not recommended in cases of Spleen deficiency, accumulation of dampness, phlegm stagnation or ql stagnation.