Wu Yao – A Powerful Healing Asian Herb

Wu Yao, also known as Lindera Root is a Chinese plant that has very powerful healing properties. It is recommended particularly for people in their 30s because it slows down aging. Besides this ability, Wu Yao is good to maintain a healthy body and it is said to help people with diabetes, bladder problems or other diseases. Let’s go deeper into analyzing this herb.


Where does it come from?

Lindera roots grow in China, Japan and Korea. Wu Yao plants are 3 to 9 feet in height and they have red berries. The root is the part that has medical purposes. After they are harvested, the roots get sliced and dried out.

There are a large number of plants and medicines that come from the Far East and which have incredible healing capabilities. Unfortunately some of them cannot be found on Western markets. Lindera root is one of those Asian herbs that can cure a wide range of diseases and strengthen a weakened body.

Blood pressure and circulation

Increased blood pressure is a disease many have to deal with nowadays because of an unhealthy lifestyle. Recent studies have proven Wu Yao’s capabilities to adjust blood pressure and enhance cardiac function.

Overall fatigue

Feelings of exhaustion are very common amongst those individuals who suffer from depression. Lindera acts as anti-depressant due to its stimulatory effect on the cerebral cortex.

Anti-inflammatory effect

This shrub reduces pain and swelling. Therefore, it can be used as a natural remedy for arthritis and joint issues.

Frequent urination and enuresis

Lindera is famous for being able to provide adequate bladder support and to enhance bladder tone thus healing urinary system disorders. When used together with gangal it is said to give the best results. Many bladder medicines available on the market have lindera root as a main ingredient.

Digestive problems

Ulcers and gastritis are caused by inadequate alimentation and bad habits like alcoholism or smoking. Wu Yao is a great treatment for digestive issues including stomachaches, ulcers and gastritis.


Wu Yao contains a mixture of antioxidants (honokiol, magnolol, apigenin, etc.) which have a wide range of positive effects on the human body. Its capacity to decelerate the aging process is probably the most impressive. In addition, antioxidants will help one’s body to dispose of free radicals and repair damaged DNA portions.


The recommended dose is 3 to 10 grams a day, depending on how severe the disease you are trying to cure is. Lindera roots should be boiled slowly and the beverage resulted should be drunk on a daily basis. Another alternative is the oral administration of pills, capsules or powders containing this substance.

If you don’t suffer from anything and you just want to stay healthy, you could replace the morning tea with a drink containing Lindera.

Combining this wildly growing shrub with other Chinese medicines is a great way to speed up the healing process of abdominal pain, hernia, bladder issues, bloating, enuresis, etc.

Other considerations

The treatment should not be longer than 10 days. For some individuals it may work better than for others, so if results are not as expected, make a small pause of a few weeks and then resume the treatment for another ten days. It is essential to combine Lindera with other medicinal plants in order to maximize the results.

Also, people following prescribed medicines for blood pressure should consult a licensed health care practitioner before starting any sort of natural treatment.

Side effects

No side effects have been recorded. However, even though there is no previous evidence of side effects caused by Wu Yao, pregnant woman should stop the intake of this medicine until they give birth.


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