Yi Zhi Ren


Yi Zhi Ren in TCM:

Explore the properties of Yi Zhi Ren according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: alpinia fruit, sharp-leaf galangal fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Apliniae Oxyphyllae
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: SP, KD

Flavors: pungent
Tonifies: yang

Special Properties:
essence, disperses cold

Actions / Indications:
  • Warms Kidney; stabilizes essence; retains urine (enuresis, frequent, copious urination, nocturnal emission, urinary incontinence, dribbling urine; spermatorrhea)
  • Warms SP; stops diarrhea (diarrhea with abdominal distension, deficient cold in SP and ST diarrhea, cold abdominal pain, excessive salivation)
  • (cc: yin deficient heat)
  • (cooking: crush before decocting)