Mai Dong (Mai Men Dong) - Tonify Yin
LU, ST, HT (6-15g)


Mai Men Dong - That's what SHE said!!!

She said:
  • Without "My men Dong" I'd probably just sit here and smoke tobacco incessantly and eat incessantly.
  • When My Men Dong is around its easy to generate fluids
  • My Men Dong clears my HT heat and eliminates my irritability.

She said "But I have to be careful with (cc: coughing from wind-cold damp or damp-phlegm accumulation) and (cc: diarrhea due to cold deficiency).

English Name: ophiopogon
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Ophiopogonis
Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
smoke tobacco incessantly clears LU heat; nourishes LU yin
eat incessantly... generate fluids nourishes ST yin; generates fluids
Clears HT... nourishes HT yin... eliminates irritability clears HT; nourishes HT yin; eliminates irritability


      Mai Men Dong Actions and Indications
  • Nourishes LU yin; clears LU heat (LU dryness or yin injury with dry cough, thick sputum that is difficult to expectorate; coughing of blood)
  • Nourishes ST yin; generates fluid (dry mouth due to ST yin deficiency; constipation; xiao ke; hiccups and vomiting)
  • Clears HT heat; eliminates irritability (heat distrubing shen, irritability due to yin deficiency or warm-febrile disease at ying level , fever and irritability at night)
  • (cc: diarhea due to cold deficiency)
  • (cc: coughing from wind-cold damp or damp-phlegm accumulation)
    Special Notes:
  • Use of this herb may cause drowsiness or sedation - use caution.

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