Latin Name:Dioscorea villosa L. Part Used: Root Extract Method: Grain Alcohol/Water Active ingredients: Diosgenine;Dioscin Detection Method: HPLC/UV Specification: 6%-98% Appearance: white fine powder Particle size: 100% pass 80 mesh CAS No.: 19057-60-4, Molecular Formula:C45H72O16 Molecular Weight:869.05
What is Bei Xie/Yam Rhizome? It refers to the dried rhizome of Dioscorea Hypoglauca Palibin or Dioscorea Septemlobus Thumb., which are creeping perennial herbs.
The slices of the former, Fen Bei Xie, are 1 to 3mm thick, ragged edges, or with brownish black rind, yellowish white, fine and smooth, and powdery and irregular yellow vein pattern. Quality is solid and elastic but easily broken. The preferred one medicinally is dried trunk, yellowish white in color, big and thin slices, good elasticity, consistency, and integrity. It is mainly produced in Zhejiang, Guangdong, and Guangxi provinces;
The round slices of latter, Mian Bi Xie, are cut lengthways or crosswise, in different sizes, about 2 to 3mm thick. Grayish yellow cortex is thicker and the rim is mostly curly. Rough surface of the slices is light yellowish white and with veins. Quality is soft and easily broken. Medicinally the better one is dried trunk, white in color, and even thickness in slices. It is mainly produced in Zhejiang and Hubei provinces.
What is it used for? From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is neutral and bitter in nature and covers meridians of liver, stomach, and urinary bladder. Main functions are to promote diuresis to eliminate turbid and dispel pathogenic wind to dredge channel blockade. Main uses and indications are stranguria caused by chyluria, cloudy urine, heavy vaginal discharge, wind dampness, pain due to channel blockade, stiff joints, and knee and lower back pain. Usual dosage is 10 to 15 grams, in teapills (Wan) or powder (San).
Functions 1. Wild yam is one of the more widely used tonic herbs. Because the herb has a neutral energy and therefore is neither hot nor cold, it benefits everybody who takes it. It helps to build strong digestion and metabolism. 2. Wild yam is also helps strengthen improve lung function, benefiting the whole body.it is commonly used in formulations designed to relieve coughing due to weakened lungs. 3. Wild yam has both essence building power and an astringent action that preventing leaking of fluids. It is widely recommend for the leakage problems, such as spermatorrhea, leukorrhea and frequent urination. It is also often used by people suffering night sweats as a result of general weakness or chronic consumptive illness. Applications 1,Diosgenin is a remedy used to relieve intestinal colic, to soothe diverticulitis, ease dysmenorrhoea and ovarian and uterine pains. 2,Diosgenin is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, especially the acute phase where there is intense inflammation