Yin Yang Huo


Yin Yang Huo in TCM:

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

English Name: epimedium, short-horned epimedium
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Epimedii
Properties: acrid, sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet, pungent
Tonifies: yin, yang

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies the KD and fortifies the Yang (impotence, incomplete erection, infertility, low sex drive, spermatorrhea, frequent urination, forgetfulness, withdrawal; pain and cold in low back and knees; modern use for menopause hypertension due to Kidney yin and yang deficiency)
  • Strengthens bones and tendons; Expels wind-damp cold (W-C-D bi with generalized pain; unblocks channels, weakness and pain in bones and sinews, low back and/or knee pain; also for cold diarrhea due to SP and KD yang deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • Although it is not recommended for long term use because it may damage yin, Yin Yang Huo is a great tonic for sexual disorders affecting both the yin and yang.