Suo Yang


Suo Yang in TCM:

Explore the properties of Suo Yang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: cynomorium, songaria cynomorium
Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Cynomorii
Properties: sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LI, KD, LV

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: qi, blood, yang

Special Properties:
essence, resolves dryness

    Alternate Forms:
  • sheng- for yin deficiency
  • chao- for blood deficiency

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies Kidney yang and nourishes essence and blood (impotence, infertility, frequent urination, spermatorrhea, weakness of low back, atrophy of sinews)
  • Moistens intestinesl unblock bowels (dry constipation due to deficiency of qi or blood)

    Special Notes:
  • Suo Yang is an immunostimulant which also has been shown to regulate bowel movements.
  • Similar to rou cong rong: but suo yang is stronger to tonify yang, whereas rou cong rong is stronger to nourish essence and blood, and to moisten the intestines.