This yam has long been important in Chinese herbal medicine and also in Japan. The rhizome is popular in Chinese herb medicines where it is used to strengthen the lungs, tonify the spleen and kidneys. It is used for a variety of digestive and respiratory problems, diabetes, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and male sexual disfunction.
Nagaimo Yam data links:
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Củ mài, Naga-imo, mountain yam, Nagaimo, Yamaimo (Japan); Glutinous Yam, Cinnamon vine, Japanese Mountain Yam, Chinese Yam; Ma (Korea); Shan yao, Huai shan, Huai shan yao (China); Cu mai, Khoai mai (Viet), Cinnamon Vine, ild Yam, Colic Root, Devil’s Bones, China Root, Rheumatism Root, Mexican Wild Yam, Yuma, Atlantic Yam, Barbasco, Black Yam, Shan Yao, White Yam, Wild Yam Root, Yellow Yam, Dioscorea opposita, Dioscorea batatas, Dioscorea divaricata, Dioscorea oppositifolia, Dioscorea polystachya Turcz., Dioscorea villosa, Dioscorea opposita, Dioscorea hypoglauca, Dioscorea macrostachya, Dioscorea barbasco.
Plant Germplasm (definition): Any portion of genetic material that can be grown into a live plant. Examples include seeds, stem cuttings (via many methods including air layering), root cuttings, root divisions (multiplication via division), leaf cuttings, leaf fragments (in tissue culture), rooted nodes (vines), “eyes” (offshoots from potato tubers), cacti pieces, etc. The term germplasm can also be used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism such as as a seed collection or, for trees, a nursery. ROOT CROPS:
Buy live tropical Yam (Dioscorea) plants. Edible Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) tubers for sale. Order Live Malanga (Xanthosoma), Eddo & Taro (Colocasia esculenta) corms. Purchase perennial ginger (Zingiber officinale), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) & turmeric (Curcuma longa zedoaria) rhizomes. Selling Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus) 'yam bean' seeds. Live Semi-Aquatic Water Chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) bulbs shipped worldwide. Note:
Typically our bulb type live products are dunked into bucket full of an aqueous (water) solution of "Myco Madness
" (mycorrhizal fungi
), Humic Acid & Fulvic Acid
along with the PGR's Brassinolide
, Indole Butryic Acid (IBA)
and Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA)
to ensure root growth is triggered. Next the germplasm materials are packed into organic Coconut Coir which itself contains natural rooting hormones. If you intend to eat the roots you'll be ordering include a note and the roots won't be dunked in the PGR solution (which is more effective than compound powder or gel even though water doesn't 'stick' to it). EXCLUSIVE:
All live plants, bulbs and recalcitrant seeds are regularly inoculated with numerous strains of beneficial symbiotic mycorrhizal
fungi & bacteria (listed below) essential for strong healthy plant roots. Generally this is one of the last aspects of horticultural science that gardeners learn about when it should be the first. Beneficial Ectomycorrhiza: Laccaria bicolor
, Laccaria laccata
, Pisiolithus tinctorius
, Rhizopogon amylopogon
, Rhizopogon fulvigleba
, Rhizopogon luteolus
, Rhizopogon roseolus
, Rhizopogon subcaerulescens
, Rhizopogon villosulus
, Rhizopogon vulgaris
, Scleroderma cepa
, Scleroderma citrinni
, Suillus granulatus
, Suillus punctatepies Beneficial Endomycorrhiza:
Gigaspora brasilianum, Gigaspora margarita
, Gigaspora monosporum, Glomus aggregatum
, Glomus clarum
, Glomus deserticola
, Glomus entunicatum
, Glomus intraradices
, Glomus monosporum
, Glomus mosseae Beneficial Tricoderma: Trichoderma harzianum
, Trichoderma koningii Beneficial Bacteria: Acidovorax facilis
, Azotobacter chroococcum
, Azotobacter polymxa, Bacillus azotoformans, Bacillus coagulans
, Bacillus licheniformis
, Bacillus megaterium
, Bacillus pumilus
, Bacillus stearothermophilus
, Bacillus subtilis
, Bacillus thuringiensis
, Cellulomonas flavigena,
Paenibacillus dorum, Paenibacillus florescence, Paenibacillus gordonae, Paenibacillus polymyxa
, Psuedomonas aureofaceans
, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
. Most of these strains are available in water soluble form in "Myco Madness" (available here at M.S.B.). MASS SPECTRUM BOTANICALS (Tampa, Florida): Germplasm Factory - Micronursery - Commercial Seed Bank Areas of Intent & Expertise:
>Custom heirloom vegetable seed vaults.
>Live Plants of a useful nature (exotic fruits, tactical landscaping plants, etc.).
>Plant growth hormone regulators (PGR's) and other Plant Biostimulants.
>Rare edible perennial jungle plants (green leafy vegetable year round tropical plants).
>Drought tolerant edible landscape xeriscaping.
>Complimentary Cancer Survival medicinal plants;
>Cutting edge skin, weight & diabetes health targeting.
>Laboratory-spec seed sprouting, germination & vegetative propagation kits.
>Advanced horticultural science.
>Isolated herbal extracts. Pure & technical grade chemicals (powders, salts & crystals).
>Tissue Culture laboratory research supplies.
>Antibiotics for fish, bird, cat, dog, reptile, horse, marine, swine, chicken & invertebrate care.
>Aquarium, aquaculture, hydroponic, aquaponic & pet terrarium supplies.
>Bioremediation / phytoremediation environmental solutions for the natural cleanup of toxic / nuclear waste spill / contamination.
>Seeking to Buy / Sell / Trade. Seeking trade partners, suppliers and purchasing agents worldwide.