Asparagus ( 天门冬 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Tian Men Dong
of Plant Used
This herb is used for its moistening effects in formulas that treat dry
coughs or coughs where there is thick sputum streaked with blood; dry skin;
excessive thirst; and the early stages of the "Thirsting and Wasting
Syndrome" of diabetes (TCM: internal fire and dryness symptoms of excess
yang; deficient Lung Yin; deficient Kidney Yin).
Usages and Functions
Nourishes the Yin and clears heat; moistens the Lungs and nourishes the
Formulas Used In
Ginseng and Zizyphus
Do not use where there is deficiency-cold diarrhea.