Suo Yang - Tonify Yang
LV, KD, LI (10-15g)

Suo Yang - I remember when I was So young!
"I remember when I was so young!... it was great to sit in the sun and tonify my KD yang, blood, and essence while eating peaches from a jar."

Getting older comes with sleepless nights (cc: yin deficient fire) and poor digestion (cc: diarrhea due to SP qi deficiency) (cc: constipation due to excess heat)

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

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
tonify my KD yang, blood, and essence tonifies the LV and KD... nourishes the essence and blood
peaches moistens intestines; unblocks bowels
      Suo Yang Actions and Indications
  • Tonifies KD yang; nourishes essence and blood (impotence, infertility, amonorrhea, spermatorrhea, frequent urination, soreness or weakness of low back / knees, atrophy of sinews)
  • Moistens intestines; unblocks bowels (dry constipation due to deficiency of qi or blood)
  • (cc: yin deficiency fire)
  • (cc: diarrhea due to SP deficiency)
  • (cc: constipation due to heat)
    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.

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