Common Name: Solomon’s Seal. Pharmaceutical name: Rhizoma Polygonati. Latin botanical name: Polygonatum sibiricum.
Huang Jing in Chinese translates as “yellow essence,” as the color of the root has a yellowish tint. The name Solomon’s Seal is derived from the circular ring seen when the root is separated from the plant, resembling the Star of David.
Main uses for Huang Jing in Chinese medicine:
Improves and regulates the immune system and cardiac function, lowers blood pressure and blood sugars, boosts energy levels, and aids weak digestion as it soothes and repairs gastrointestinal inflammation and injuries. Additionally, it is known to relieve dry coughs, and to increase concentration and mental clarity. Effective for relieving menstrual cramps, decreasing the effects of PMS, and reducing menstrual bleeding.
Huang Jing stimulates the spleen, liver, and kidney meridians. Treats yin and lung deficiencies.
Recommended daily dosage: 10 to 15 grams. Best if boiled in water and taken as tea.