Alpinia Fruit - Yi Zhi Ren
Products Featuring This Herb:
Heal Vaginal Discharge Teapills
Yun Nan Bai Yao Capsules
Yun Nan Bai Yao Powder
Other Common Names
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Yi Zhi Ren
Yang Jing and Qi
Organ Meridian Systems
Kidney and Spleen
To warm the Kidneys, retain essence and benefit the powers of concentration.
Alpinia is a Kidney yang tonic used to warm the Kidney and to retain essence. It is used for cold conditions of the Kidney, including impotence, spermatorrhea, dribbling of urine, frequent nocturnal urination, nocturnal emissions, frequent urinary urges or chronis uterine bleeding.
In China Alpinia Fruit is used to warm the Spleen, increase appetite, stop excessive salivation and diarrhea. Deficiency and cold in the middle burner manifest in symptoms of epigastric and abdominal coldness, fullness and pain, diarrhea and profuse clear salivation. The Spleen's transport function then becomes impaired.. Alpinia Fruit warms the Spleen to restore its transport function and helps it evenly distribute water levels in the body. Abdominal pain and fullness result from Stomach qi not descending properly from stagnation. By warming the Spleen and Stomach while moving the stagnated qi in the middle burner, appetite is increased.
- Dioscorea to treat heat conditions of the urinary system
- Raw Rehmannia, Goji and Dioscorea to preserve the youthfulness of older men
Varieties and Grading
All Alpinia entering America is of a standard grade
This herb should not be used by people who are deficient in Yin or are excessive in yang. Not to be used by men suffering from spermatorrhea or by women with vaginal discharge or frequent urination.