The TCM herb "bei xie" which in english is "dioscorea root", is categorized within the "herbs that drain dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver, stomach and urinary bladder channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, bei xie is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arises from kidney yang deficiency. With related kidney yang deficiency pattern - chronic urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, vaginal thrush. …
As noted above, bei xie is within the herbs that drain dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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