Information on Solomon's Seal

Latin NamePolygonatum odoratum
Other NamesAromatic Solomon's Seal
Part UsedRhizome
Herb FormsTincture, bulk herb.
AffectsUrinary system, Liver
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA leafy-stemmed perennial herb in the Lily family with pairs of white pendulous flowers hanging from the leaf axils.
DescriptionSolomon's seal is a well-known Chinese tonic herb that has been used for over 2,000 years to strengthen and moisten the lungs.
The herb is commonly used in formulas to help relieve symptoms that occur with weakened adrenals and internal dryness, such as thirst, cough, dry throat, and irritability.
In scientific studies, an orally-administered solomon's seal tincture had a strengthening effect on the heart of patients with heart failure, as well as a blood-sugar regulating effect on patients with hypoglycemia due to overindulgence in meals with too much refined sugar.

Solomon's seal has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of COOL.


Decoction9-15 gr daily

Ailments Treated by Solomon's Seal

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Adrenals, weaktonifies weak adrenalstincture, tea
Heart, weaktonictincture, capsule


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