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Mai Men Dong #1176M

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Pin Ying Name: Mai Men Dong

Chinese Name: 麥門冬

English Name: Ophiopogon

Latin Name: Ophiopogonis, Tuber

Herbs that Tonify Yin
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Slightly Bitter
Slightly Cold
Cool
Heart
Lung
Stomach
Spleen
6-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Moistens the Lungs, nourishes Yin and stops coughing

  • Lung Yin Deficiency with a hacking, dry cough or a cough with thick, difficult to expectorate sputum, or hemoptysis
  • Pathogenic Warm-Dryness
  • Dryness that has transformed into Fire

Nourishes Stomach Yin and generates Fluids

  • Stomach Yin Deficiency with dry mouth and tongue

Moistens the Intestines

  • Constipation, dry mouth and irritability as a result of febrile disease or Yin Deficiency

Clears the Heart and eliminates irritability

  • Ying Stage Heat with fever and irritability which is worse at night
  • Yin Deficiency with fever and irritability which is worse at night
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with diarrhea due to Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated in those with congested fluids (Turbid Phlegm or thin mucus in the Lungs or Stomach).
  • Contraindicated in those with early-stage Wind-Cold coughs.