Chinese Herb Yu Zhu (Solomon's Seal)
Yu Zhu, Fragrant Solomon’s Seal Rhizome, “Jade Bamboo,” Polygonatum rhizome, Polygonatum odoratum; Rhizoma Polygonati Odorati
Sweet, Slightly Cold, Neutral
Heart, Liver, Lung, Stomach
Tonify Yin, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory
Currently, Yu Zhu is becoming popular as a cardiovascular remedy for its ability to relax the cardiovascular and nervous systems. The same properties are why Solomon's Seal treats Yin deficient conditions so well, especially when they involved emotional disturbances and stress. Yu Zhu is also good for treating externally contracted Wind-heat that has caused Yin Deficiency because it does not retain pathogenic influences nor cloying.