Dioscorea

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Noun1.Dioscorea - yams
plant genus - a genus of plants
yam plant, yam - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
Dioscorea elephantipes, elephant's-foot, Hottentot bread vine, Hottentot's bread vine, tortoise plant - South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
Dioscorea paniculata, wild yam - having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders
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According to a market survey, eight TCMs exhibited the most serious challenges with sulfur-fumigation, namely, ASR, Fritillaria Hupehensis Bulbus, Gastrodiae Rhizome, Paeoniae Radix Alba, Dioscoreae Rhizoma, Chrysanthemi Flos, Codonopssis Pilosulae Radix and Lycii Fructus.
The ingredients of KJE include 8 g of Rehmanniae radix, 6 g each of Dioscoreae rhizoma, Mori radicis cortex, Lycii radicis cortex, respectively, and 4 g each of Poria, Lycii Fructus, Anemarrhenae Rhizoma, Fritillariae Bulbus, Ephedrae herbae, Armeniacae amarum semen, Schisandrae fructus, Pinelliae rhizoma, Citri reticulatae pericarpium, Ponciri seu aurantii immaturus fructus, Platycodi radix, Citri reticulatae virdie pericarpium, Perillae semen, Peucedani radix, Asteris radix, Farfarae flos, Ophiopogonis radix, Asparagi radix, Angelicae sinens radix, Scutellariae radix, Lilii bulbus, Paeoniae radix alba, respectively.
The formula of product is Rehmanniae Praeparata Radix 8g (prepared root of Rehmannia glutinosa), Corni Fructus 4g (fruit of Cornus officinalis), Dioscoreae Rhizoma 4g (rhizome of Dioscorea opposita), Alismatis Rhizoma 4g (rhizome of Alisma orientalis), Moutan Cortex 3g (root bark of Paeonia suffruticosa) and Poria 3g (sclerotia of Poria cocos).