Thursday, 2 August 2012

Dioscorea (Huai Shan) And Health Benefits

Dioscorea or huai shan is a yam root which helps digestion, reduces blood sugar levels, strengthens spleen and kidneys. It acts as a expectorant and is known for relieving cough.

It is mildly sweet.

It also contains some valuable minerals such as potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium; and small amounts of zinc, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus.  It maintains a good potassium-sodium balance as it is high in potassium and low in sodium thereby prevents osteoporosis (weak bones) and risk of heart diseases.

huai shan
This herb root contains small quantities of many vital vitamins including folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin-E, and vitamin-C that are essential for optimum health. Both vitamin C and E are powerful natural antioxidants help body stave off infections, cancer and neurologic conditions.

Huai Shan has been used in many folk remedies as one of the best blood purifiers. It helps to expel toxic products from the blood through urine. It also helps to prevent skin dryness.

Pregnant women should also avoid huai shan as it may cause uterus stimulation. This root is also not suitable for women when breast feeding.

A short 2 .4 minute video on how herbs can detoxify the body

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