Shan Yao

Chinese Yam, also known as Dioscorea opposita or Shan Yao, has been used as a tonic in traditional Chinese medicine. It can be eaten raw, fried and in soups. This product is authentic and is free of sulphur, pesticides and herbicides.

It is not to be confused with other yams, such a sweet potato, as it is an ornamental vine, also known as the cinnamon vine.



- May benefit the kidney and spleen 

- Can help the stomach, lungs and blood

- May assist with fatigue, digestion disorders, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis

- Can assist with estrogen control in the body 

- May help with the common cold

Dioscorea opposita Thunb.
Part Used:Peeled Rhizome Please note that our current batches of Shan Yao have small amounts of the common 'Biscuit Beetle', a harmless insect that is often found in food storage or in retailing premises. Unfortunately as we do not use sulphur or pesticides, this is an unavoidable issue. Shan Yao is a carbohydrate and nutrient dense herb and naturally attracts these insects, however they are harmless and the herb can be used as normal if washed. Please be aware that other sources of Shan Yao may be sulphur treated; the texture of the herb will be smooth rather than slightly rough and the colour will be unnaturally very white.
More Information
Product Name Shan Yao
Chinese Name 山药
Product Size 500g / Bag
Product Code HDS100
Featured Product No
Expiry Date 2028-07-31 00:00:00

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