Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Mai Men Dong
English Name: Ophiopogon Tuber

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood.
  • Augments stomach yin, generates fluids - dry tongue and mouth.
  • Clears heat and eliminates irritability due to yin deficiency or a warm-febrile disease in the ying level - particularly when symptoms are worse at night.
  • Moistens the intestines - constipation.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

Herbal Formulas Which Include This Herb

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  • Bai He Gu Jin Wan

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    For lung and kidney yin deficiency with signs such as dry cough, possibly with blood streaked sputum, dry and sore throat, heat in the five palms, nightsweats, wheezing.

    The Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.


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  • Gu Ben Wan

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  • Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan

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    Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.


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  • Wen Jing Tang Wan

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