Pharmaceutical Latin: Rhizoma Dioscoreae Bulbiferae
Common English: Dioscorea Bulbifera Tuber
Potato Yam Tuber
Air Potato Yam Rhizome
Herbs that Transform Phlegm and Stop Coughing: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Cancers: 30g for
Tincture: 1- ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Resolves Phlegm, dissipates nodules and reduces masses

Goiter (it can be used alone as a tincture)

Clears Heat and reduces toxicity

Toxic swellings, scrofula, swollen and painful throat and animal bites (topical)

Only in emergency for snake bite (does not replace anti-venom)

Many types of cancers, especially esophageal, Stomach, uterine and Colon

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Hematemesis, hemoptysis and uterine bleeding

Stops coughing and calms wheezing

Coughs associated with acute and chronic bronchitis

Whooping cough

  • Contraindicated for those with ulcerated abscesses.
  • Contraindicated for those with pre-existing Liver disorders such as hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • It may cause nausea, dry mouth, abdominal pain and vomiting.
  • Long term use of high doses may cause liver damage and jaundice.
  • It may cause alopecia.
  • Overdose may cause a burning sensation in the mouth, tongue and pharynx, salivation, diarrhea and contracted pupils.

Hb. Sargassii
Hai Zao
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li
Thallus Eckloniae (Algae)
Kun Bu

Spica Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding

Thyroid swellings.



Toxic swellings internally and topically.

Rx. Sophorae Tonkinensis
Shan Dou Gen
Rz. Belamcandae
She Gan
(Rx. Isatidis)
(Ban Lan Gen)

Hai Zao
Hb. Hedyotis
Bai Hua She She Cao
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren


Hai Zao
Hb. Hedyotis
Bai Hua She She Cao
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren
Hb. Scutellariae Barbatae
Ban Zhi Lian
Pseudobulbus Cremastrae/Pleiones
Shan Ci Gu

Saccharum Cristallisatum
(Rock Candy)
Bing Tang

Swollen, painful throat.

Esophageal, stomach, rectal, and thyroid cancers.

Cough due to acute or chronic bronchitis.


Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang
(Petiolus Trachycarpi)
(Zong Lu Pi)
(Charred Rx. Rubiae)
(Qian Cao Gen)





  1. This herb resolves Shao Yin Heat to remove throat Bi.
  2. This herb can be applied topically for psoriasis and cervical dysplasia.
  3. This herb can be used alone as a medicinal tincture for goiter.
  4. It can be used in its fresh form as a paste for snake bites. Combine with other herbs depending on the symptoms.
  5. This herb has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
  6. When ground with water and ingested or applied topically, this herb has shown a curative effect on various malignant sores, swellings, fistulas, pharyngitis and snake and dog bites.
  7. It has has shown a curative effect on esophageal cancer.
  8. For long-term goiter and Qi Stagnation, mix with wine and drink frequently.
  9. When ground and taken with water or applied topically, this herb treats malignant sores, swellings, fistula, pharyngitis, and snake and dog bites.
  10. Made into a wine, this herb treats goiter due to Qi Stagnation.
  11. Long-term goiter patients should drink the wine frequently in order to keep the fragrance in the body.