Shuyu Wan Dioscorea Pill 90 capsules / 425 mg each

Shuyu Wan Dioscorea Pill 90 capsules / 425 mg each


Anemia, low WBC count

Prevention of colds, prevention of respiratory allergies

Chronic fatigue syndrome, muscular atrophy, weak connective tissue,  failure to thrive  and gain weight, AIDS , cancer

Habit cough in children, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema

Duodenal ulcers


Pulmonary heart disease, chronic heart failure,post-stroke recovery

Proteinuria , chronic nephritis, chronic kidney failure

Chronic infections in immune-compromised patients ie hepatitis B patients

Liver cirrhosis, low WBC count after interferon therapy in Hepatitis C Patients

Chronic urticaria

Scanty menstruation, postpartum low back pain

Cataracts in elderly patients

Depression, schizophrenia

Vertigo, detention , Alzheimers


Shuyu Wan was first mentioned 1,850 years ago as part of the important chapter on Deficiency Taxation in Zhang Zhongjing’s classical formula primer for complex disorders, Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jingui yaolüe). With 21 ingredients, almost all of them categorized as “top-level herbs” in The Divine Husbandman’s Classic of Materia Medica (Shennong bencao jing), it is one of the most complex classical formulas on record. Although the remedy is not listed anymore in most modern formula textbooks, it should be regarded as the origin of the extremely relevant method of “enhancing immunity while eliminating external pathogens” (fuzheng quxie). Many chronic disorders characterized by the threefold combination of deficiency, wind, and stagnation (qi/Blood stasis) can be treated with this prescription. The Jingui itself, reiterating the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (Huangdi neijing) stance on the detrimental influence of wind pathogens, lists Shuyu Wan as the mother remedy “for all types of disorders caused by the combination of various deficiencies induced by poor lifestyle, chronic wind and stuckness of qi”. The elaborate formula contains it several other remedies, all of which are better known nowadays than Shuyu Wan itself; most notably Guizhi Tang (Cinnamon Decoction), Zhi Gan Cao Tang (Baked Licorice Decoction), and Bazhen Tang (Eight Treasure Decoction). As the formula’s title proclaims, the most prominent feature of Shuyu Wan is the lead herb Shuyu, now called Dioscorea. Shuyu literally translates as “Giant Tuber that Cures Everything” or “Gigantic Root that Nourishes Reserves”. It is perhaps the blandest of all Chinese herbs. As a result, it has become a treasured food-grade qi tonic in everyday Chinese cooking and is regarded as a safe and effective tonic for children suffering from weak digestion. Modern research has shown that Shanyao is rich in vitamins, polysaccharides, amino acids, calcium, copper, zinc, and other trace minerals—a natural equivalent to a modern multi-nutrient supplement formula. In addition, Shanyao is valued as a cosmetic herb that can moisturize the skin and provide structure and firmness to the connective tissue. Since 40% of the remedy is composed of the bland and sweet food ingredients Dioscorea, jujube dates, and licorice, it can be used as a base remedy for all Spleen qi deficiency disorders accompanied by the related pathologies of wind, damp, and stagnation. Due to its complex design, however, Shuyu Wan is not limited to the treatment of digestive system issues. It is just as often prescribed for chronic disorders of the respiratory system, the circulatory system, and the urinary system. Clinical case studies have particularly emphasized the beneficial effect of the remedy in the recovery from chemotherapy and/or radiation. Shuyu Wan, moreover, exhibits a high degree of alchemical stability and deliberately balances the herbal functions of heating and cooling, moistening and drying, and consolidating and dispersing. The formula is therefore exceptionally suitable for chronic disorders that require long-term treatment and a gentle/gradual approach to tonification.

Therapeutic Principles

  • Tonify qi and Blood and reverse chronic exhaustion
  • Eliminate deep-seated wind pathogens
  • Move stagnation and harmonize up-down qi dynamics

Supplement Facts

Serving size: 3 capsules
Servings per contains: 30
Amount per serving: 1200 mg
* % Daily value not established other ingredients: living green clay excipient, vegetable capsule


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