Chinese Herb: Yin Er (Fruiting Body of Tremella, Wood Ear)

Chinese Herb: Yin Er (Fruiting Body of Tremella, Wood Ear)

Herb 14 of 15 in Herbs that Tonify Yin

Neutral Yin Er (Fructificatio Tremellae Fuciformis)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Fructificatio Tremellae Fuciformis
Chinese:
银耳
Tone Marks:
yín ĕr
Alt Names:
Bai Mu Er, Bai Yin Er
Translation:
White Wood Ear
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Nourishes Stomach Yin, Generates Fluids, Moistens the Lungs
    For Yin deficiency with heat and possible ascending yang with symptoms including emaciation and heat in the five palms
  • Nourishes Lung Yin
    For Lung yin deficiency or Lung Heat with a dry cough, scanty sputum that is possibly blood streaked and difficult to expectorate.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases with cough due to wind cold

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction(Bensky)

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Yin Er is often eaten as a sweet treat with Long Yan Rou, Lian Zi, and rock sugar in water.

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.

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