Botanical Name: Alpiniae oxyphyllae Fructus

Yi Zhi Ren

Yi Zhi Ren

Category: Tonify the Yang


Taste: Acrid

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Kidney, Spleen


Dosage: 3-9g


Key Characteristics: Warmly tonifies the Spleen and Kidney yang, and secures the urine.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Warms the Kidneys, retains the essence, and secures the urine: for such symptoms as frequent and copious urination, incontinence of urine, spermatorrhea, or dribbling of urine for Kidney yang deficiency. Also used for irregular uterine bleeding.
  • Warms the Spleen, stops diarrhea, and controls salivation: used in patterns of Spleen or Stomach cold from deficiency with such symptoms as diarrhea, cold abdominal pain, excessive salivation, and a thick, unpleasant taste in the mouth. Also used for abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea from cold entering the Spleen and Kidneys.