Yù zhú (Fragrant Solomonseal Rhizome; 玉竹) is commonly used in Chinese herbal soups to nourish the lungs and stomach. In TCM, it is considered mildly cold in nature and aids in replenishing fluids in the body to nourish the Yin.
● Moistens dryness and clears heat in the lungs, thereby alleviating dry cough with little phlegm, hoarse voice, and blood-streaked sputum
● Relieves stomach dryness, manifesting as dry mouth, thirst, lack of appetite, no desire for food when hungry, stomach pain, dry or hard stools, dry red tongue, etc.
● Clears heat, thereby relieving signs of Yin-deficiency such as constipation, fever, sore throat, and thirst
● Relieves excessive sweating, heart palpitations, restlessness, feelings of frustration, and anxiety due to Yin deficiency of the heart
Suitable for whom:
Recommended as a cooling herb to alleviate summer heat and signs of Yin deficiency.
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