Pinyin Name: Shan Yao
English Name: Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Other Names: Huai Shan Yao, Shan Yu, Yu Yan, Shan Shu
Tastes: Sweet, Neutral
Origin: Henan, Hebei and Shaanxi provinces in China
Benefits of Shan Yao:
Shan Yao is native to China. It must be plucked in winter after stalk and leaves withered. It is often used to treat dark circles, diabetes, fatigue, glaucoma, numbness, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, tinnitus.
Side Effects: Shan Yao is generally safe with little to no side effects.