Mai Men Dong


Mai Men Dong in TCM:

Explore the properties of Mai Men Dong according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

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

Temperature: cool

Channels: LU, ST, HT

Flavors: sweet, bitter
Tonifies: yin

Special Properties:
clears heat

Actions / 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)

    Special Notes:
  • Use of this herb may cause drowsiness or sedation - use caution.

  • (cc: diarhea due to cold deficiency)
  • (cc: coughing from wind-cold damp or damp-phlegm accumulation)