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Wu Yao

Lindera Root | 烏藥
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SKU L3620

Ingredient: Lindera root (wu yao) (Lindera strychnifolia).

Mandarin: 烏藥
Pin-Yin: Wu Yao
English: Lindera
Korean: 오미자
Romaji: Uyaku
Kanji: 烏薬
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Linderae Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Warm, acrid

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, spleen, kidney, bladder

Herb Actions:

  • Encourages the flow of qi
  • Reduces pain
  • Brings warmth to the kidneys



  • Not recommended for those with deficiency of qi or blood, or excess internal heat


Commonly Found In:

  • Persica & Carthamus Combination, Tang-kuei Sixteen Herb Combination, Tokoro Combination, Cnidium & Rehmannia Formula

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