Yi Zhi Ren

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Common Name:
Alpinia Fruit, Black Cardamom Seed, Nepal Cardamom, Greater Cardamom, Winged Cardamom, Brown Cardamom, Queen of Spices, Hill Cardamom
Botanical Name: Fructus Alpiniae oxyphyliae
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Yi Zhi Ren, Yi Zhen Ren
Yi Zhi Ren Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Yi Zhi Ren Precautions: Do not use if nursing or pregnant. Do not use with Yin deficiency.

Yi Zhi Ren Benefits & Information

Yi Zhi Ren, Alpiniae oxyphyliae, is a member of the ginger family.  It has been used medicinally and as a food source for thousands of years in China.  Yi Zhi Ren is harvested in the late summer and early fall when the fruit turns red. After harvest, it is dried in the sun.

Yi Zhi Ren is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb used for tonifying the kidney, warming the spleen, and to stop diarrhea. Studies have found Yi Zhi Ren to have a neuroprotective effect.  Yi Zhi Ren benefits cognitive function, digestive health, urinary tract health, the nervous system, and helps to ease occasional diarrhea. 

Yi Zhi Ren can be used to make a decoction, tincture, or tea.  Powdered Yi Zhi Ren is perfect for making your own fresh filler-free Yi Zhi Ren capsules.

Yi Zhi Ren Herb Category:  Herbs that Tonify the Yang.
Yi Zhi Ren Properties:
Warm, Acrid
Yi Zhi Ren Channels: Kidney, Stomach, Spleen
Yi Zhi Ren Naturally Occurring Components: yakuchinone A volatile oil, cineole, terpene and sesquiterpenes

Herbs that Combine With Yi Zhi Ren

Allspice   Ginger   Vetch Seed

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