Chinese Yams (Dioscorea) are known for their gentle but powerful medicinal and nutritional properties.The plant is famous as being an excellent herb for insuring longevity. The tubers excel at treating male and female infertility as well as supporting a strong digestion and helping to build Qi (Energy) and Xue (Blood). Chinese Yams are excellent at stopping dry coughs and treating diarrhea. In China, Chinese yams have long been enjoyed raw or in popular recipes.
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