Huang Jing – Solomon’s Seal root

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Huang Jing

Polygonati rhizome

Also Known As:
Dropberry, Lady's Seals, Ladys Seals, Sealroot, Sealwort, Solomons Seal, St Marys Seal, St. Mary's Seal. Polygonatum multiflorum.
Family: Liliaceae.




Huang Jing                   Properties: SWEET  -NEUTRAL             Dosage: 6 - 18g.

Siberian Solomon Seal                    Meridian: LUNG, SPLEEN               

Rhizome  (Polygenetic)     


-tonify spleen and stomach Qi – poor appetite, fatigue, dry mouth, loss of taste, dry stool

-moisten lung – dry cough, little sputum

-tonify kidney, strengthen essence – lower back pain/weak, light headed


Also Used For:

Historically, Huang Jing/Solomon's seal was used for respiratory and lung disorders, and as an astringent and anti-inflammatory. It was also used topically for bruises, furuncles, ulcers or boils on the fingers, hemorrhoids, skin redness, edema, and hematoma.



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