What is Wai San good for?

Huai Shan are known for their herbal benefits to improve digestion and enhance the functions of kidneys and lungs. They are also used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat illnesses such as diabetes, diarrhoea, cough, fatigue, poor appetite and more.

Is Chinese yam good for diabetes?

In animals, polysaccharides from Chinese yam decreased blood sugar. Meanwhile, diosgenin increased insulin sensitivity (by binding to PPAR gamma). Chinese yam may be a good functional food for diabetes or prediabetes, but these benefits have not been investigated in humans [23, 19].

Is Chinese yam high in potassium?

Yams are not only an excellent source of fiber but also high in potassium and manganese, which are important for supporting bone health, growth, metabolism, and heart function ( 3 , 4 ). These tubers also provide decent amounts of other micronutrients, such as copper and vitamin C.

Is Chinese yam good for kidney?

Chinese yam can also help with diabetes, by modulating oxidative stress, antioxidant activities, and lipid profiles, as this study shows. It can also improve kidney and liver function.

Is yam good for cholesterol?

Yams are a good source of fiber (providing 3 g per half cup) which helps to reduce blood cholesterol and, in turn, the chance of developing heart disease.

Is Chinese yam the same as Japanese yam?

In Japanese cuisine, both the Chinese yam cultivars and the Japanese yam (often wild foraged) are used interchangeably in dishes. The difference is that the nagaimo tends to be more watery, while the native Japanese yam is more viscous.

Is Chinese yam cool or Heaty?

A good example of heaty foods is foods that grow underground, such as ginger and Chinese yam. Cooling foods cool the body down, nourish yin energy and clears toxins from the body.

Are sweet potatoes healthier raw or cooked?

In terms of nutrition, a baked sweet potato is high in vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium and iron. Flavor-wise, it’s like dessert and a savory casserole got married and had a baby. But a baked sweet potato also has twice the glycemic index of a raw sweet potato. Before you panic, don’t.

Does Chinese yam cause itching?

It will be very slippery when cut & the slimy mucous like substance from the Huai San will cause itchiness when contact to skin. However, the itchiness will be gone after an hour or so. I will usually use wear a gloves. If you don’t have a glove, use plastic bag to cover your hands.

How can I remove heat from my body?

Some common herbs prescribed to relieve heaty symptoms include chrysanthemum (菊花), mulberry leaves (桑叶), dandelion (蒲公英), honeysuckle (金银花), and barley (薏苡仁). These herbs are cold by nature and help reduce yang in the body, Mr Li says.

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