Polygonatum (Yu Zhu ) Tea
Rhizoma Polygonati Odorati (Polygonatum, Yu Zhu)
Polygonatum can nourish yin, relieve dryness and restlessness, and quench thirst. Classified into the top grade herb in the Compendium of Meteria Medica (Ben Cao Gang Mu), it is edible for all and its tonic effects are as good as those of Radix Ginseng (Ren Shen) and Radix Astragali (Huang Qi). Modern medical research also shows that polygonatum contains multi-healthy components: a variety of glycosides and amino acids, zinc, manganese and other nutrients, which help to protect the heart, blood vessels, clean wastes in the body, and which exert anti-aging effects.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Dictionary records that, in modern clinical application, “Polygonatum plays an important role of nourishing yin to moisturize the lung, promoting body fluids to quench thirst, and protecting the stomach.” Polygonatum is both used as a herb and medicinal food.
How to make polygonatum tea?
Green tea 3g.
Brew them in 300ml boiling water. Cristal sugar can be added for sweet teeth.
Nourishes yin, moisturizes dryness, promotes body fluids and quenches thirst.
It is indicated for consumption of yin due to febrile disease, characterized by cough, vexation, thirst, fever due to deficiency, excessive food intake and getting hungry easily, frequent urination, discomfort of throat.