( 麦门冬 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Mai Men Dong
of Plant Used
Sweet, slightly bitter
Lungs, Stomach, Heart
This herb is used in formulas to treat constipation, thick sputum-sometimes
tinged with blood, scanty urine, thirst, dry throat, mouth sores, symptoms
of diabetic imbalance, restlessness, and chronic bronchitis (TCM: interior
dryness and Yin deficiency, especially in Lungs, Heart, and Intestines).
Usages and Functions
Nourishes Yin and clears heat; moistens Lungs and stops coughing; moistens
Formulas Used In
Eight Immortal Long Life Pill; Ginseng and Zizyphus
Do not use where there is cold-deficient diarrhea with a sensation of coldness
in the abdomen, or where there are symptoms of congested fluids such as bloating
and indigestion with a feeling of fullness.