LATIN NAME: Dioscorea Opposita.
CHINESE NAME: Shan Yao.
COMMON NAME: Chinese Yam.
Dioscorea Opposita is an ancient cultural plant of China and Japan. The roots are 60-100 cm long, deep in the ground. The stem is more or less angular, sometimes convolute, up to 9 m high, usually with a purple tone, with globular tubers in the axils of the leaves. Leaves are opposite, 4-7 cm long, ovate or triangular. Flowers are white, in solitary or paired axillary racemes, with a scent of cinnamon.
Dioscorea Opposita includes carbohydrates (starch and other polysaccharides), allantoin (one of the final products of the metabolism of purine bases in mammals), the amino acid arginine, the vitamin-like substance choline, enzymes, saponins, mucus, phytic acid, vitamin C.
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