Yu zhu is also said to be a “magic herb” that delays aging.A legend goes that a lady-in-waiting in Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) escaped from the royal palace and hid in the woods. She survived on eating just yu zhu, and developed a slim figure and smooth skin. In time she married a hunter in the woods and didn’t return her hometown until she was 60 years old. On her return, neighbors were amazed to see that she looked exactly the same as she had on entering the palace dozens of years before. Modern research has found that the vitamin A and alkaloids in yu zhu can help nourish skin. And the herb can help restore blood sugar and cholesterol balances and strengthen the heart.


  1. Treat cough and dry throat
  2. Treat persistent thirst