INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae
Common English: Fish Poison Yam Rhizome
Tokoro
Long Yam Root
Seven-Lobed Yam (Mian Bei Xie)
Herbs That Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Neutral
Urinary Bladder
Liver
Stomach
9-18g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Separates the pure from the turbid (resolves turbid Dampness in the Lower Jiao)

Turbid Dampness in the Lower Jiao with cloudy urine, vaginal discharge

Deficiency Heat or Damp-Heat

Expels Wind-Dampness, relaxes the sinews and unblocks the Luo channels

Wind-Damp Bi or Damp-Heat Bi with low back pain, numbness or stiffness of the lower extremities, muscle aches (mild effect)

Clears Damp-Heat from the skin

Damp-Heat skin lesions (eczema, pustular sores)

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for Yin Deficiency with Blazing Fire.
  • Contraindicated in terminal dribbling of urine with no Dampness present.
  • Contraindicated for low back pain due to Kidney Yin Deficiency.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rz. Acori Tatarinowii
Shi Chang Pu
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao

Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Talcum
Hua Shi
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Frequent urination, Milky Lin, or vaginal discharge.

Yang Deficiency causing frequent urination or urinary incontinence.

Damp-Heat pouring downward with urinary frequency, cloudy urine, vaginal discharge, a red tongue with a yellow, greasy coat.

Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Rz. Acori Gramenei
Shi Chang Pu

Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian

 

Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Ram. Cinnamomi
Gui Zhi
Rx. Lateralis Aconiti Preparata
Zhi Fu Zi

Urine like rice porridge with no pain or Heat signs.

Cloudy urine due to Yang Deficiency.

Wind-Damp Bi.

Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.

Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian
Rx. Gentianae
Qin Jiao
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

or

Qin Jiao
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae
Han Fang Ji

Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi
Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong
(Rx. Dipsaci)
(Xu Duan)

 

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren

 

Wind-Damp-Heat Bi.

Lower back pain and weakness due to Kidney Deficiency with Wind-Dampness.

Damp-Heat skin lesions.

Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren

Poria
Fu Ling
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Rx. Clematidis
Wei Ling Xian

Cloudy urine due to Kidney Deficiency with frequency and difficulty of flow and for vaginal discharge.

Leukorrhea from Dampness.

Bi syndrome.

  1. This herb is beneficial for Lower Jiao swelling and pain when the Kidneys are deficient.
  2. This herb is very beneficial in the treatment of prostatitis.
  3. This herb can be used for conditions due to Damp-Heat or Deficiency.
  4. The Wind-Damp resolving nature of this herb is rather mild.
  5. This herb is most appropriate when Dampness predominates over Heat.
  6. Powdery Dioscorea Fen Bei Xie is considered superior for facilitating urination, expelling Dampness and separating the pure from the turbid.
  7. Sichuan Dioscorea Chuan Bei Xie is better at expelling Wind-Dampness and unblocking the channels.
  8. Dry-fried Dioscorea Chao Bei Xie is better at entering the Stomach and transforming Dampness.
  9. Wine-fried Dioscorea Jiu Chao Bei Xie is better at expelling Wind-Dampness.
  10. Salt-fried Dioscorea Yan Chao Bei Xie is better at facilitating urination.
  11. This is one of the few Chinese Herbs that is specific for chyluria and albuminuria.
  12. Bei Xie and Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling both dispel Dampness and are used for milky Lin, toxic Damp-Heat sores and Wind-Damp sores. Bei Xie is better at separating the pure from the turbid (treating milky Lin and vaginal discharge) while Tu Fu Ling is better for resolving toxicity (treating toxic sores). It is well known for its ability to treat syphilitic lesions. It also eliminates mercury from the body.