Wild Featured Polygonatum Odoratum Tea 500g, Authentic Pure Natural Solomon’s Seal Dry Root, Health Care Xiao Yu Zhu Herbal Tea
Polygonatum Odoratum Polygonatum odoratum (angular Solomon’s seal or scented Solomon’s seal) syn. P. officinale, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Europe, the Caucasus, Siberia, the Russian Far East, China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan. In the United Kingdom it is one of three native species of the genus, the others being P. multiflorum and P. verticillatum.
Description Polygonatum odoratum is a colonizing herbaceous perennial growing to 85 cm (33 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with alternate, simple leaves on arching stems. The scented tubular flowers are white with green tips, borne in spring and hanging from the underside of the stems.
Cultivation P. odoratum, like its relative lily of the valley, is cultivated in moist, shaded situations, where it will spread by underground stolons. Cultivars include ‘Flore pleno’ and ‘Variegatum’.
Use P. odoratum is used in traditional Chinese medicine and Traditional Korean medicine, where it is called yuzhu and dunggulle respectively. In Korea, the root of the plant is used to make tea.
This plant species is described in the work Plantas Medicinales (medicinal plants) of Pius Font i Quer. According to it, its rhizome contains asparagine, mucilage, a cardio-tonic glycoside, saponin, and quinine gluconate. It has been used for intestinal problems and pain, for rheumatism, gout, water retention, and as a diuretic. He says that the scientific medicine has used it to treat diabetes. Also describes a digestive liquor that uses the rhizome of this plant.
Herb Name: Yu Zhu ( also called Solomon’s Seal Rhizome, Polygonatum Root, or Polygonatum Odoratum as the botanical name )
Description Yu zhu is the dried edible rhizome of a Solomon’s Seal flowering plant that belongs to the lily family. The plant is commonly grown in shaded gardens around the world for its pretty arching stems and hanging white flowers. In nature, the plant grows in the woodlands of China, the Himalayas, Siberia, and Europe. Harvested in autumn, the rhizome is sun dried and sliced for later use. Yu zhu has a light sweet taste, and are naturally yellowish white in color. In China, yu zhu typically comes from provinces like Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jiangsu, Shandong, and the inner regions of Mongolia. In Korea, this plant is used as a tisane (herbal tea) called dungulle.
Yu Zhu Benefits and Uses Yu zhu is used in Chinese herbal soups to relieve dry throat or dry heaty coughs with scanty sticky phelgm due to yin deficiency in the lung. According to traditional Chinese medicine, yu zhu is mildly cooling and nourishes the yin in the lung and stomach. The herb is also known to moisten dryness in the lungs and strengthen the stomach. Yu zhu is commonly used with lady bell root for synergistic effects.
Preparation Rinse yu zhu in cool water, then soak for 10 minutes. Despite its thin shape, yu zhu requires rather long cook time (2+ hours).
Where to Buy Yu Zhu Yu zhu can be found in Chinese herbal stores. Choose ones that are soft, long, thick, and yellowish white in color. Good yu zhu should also have a sweet taste. Avoid ones that have been bleached white. Superior quality yu zhu are large, fleshy slices that are semi-transparent.
Side Effects and Precautions As with all herbs, use in moderation. Overdose may lead to mild nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. According to traditional Chinese herbology, those with spleen or stomach deficiency, or phlegm-damp should avoid using yu zhu.
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