Mai Men Dong Tang (Ophiopogonis Decoction)
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Mai Men Dong Tang (Ophiopogonis Decoction)

Formula 6 of 9 in Formulas that Treat Dryness

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry red tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern dosage for Da Zao is 4 pieces.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Heart

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Mai Men Dong (Qty: 15-18 grams)

Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat

Ren Shen (Qty: 6 grams)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

Geng Mi (Qty: 9-15 grams)

Cool Geng Mi (Oryzae Semen)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Oryzae Semen

Da Zao (Qty: 12 pieces)

Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

Gan Cao (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

Ban Xia (Qty: 4.5-9 grams)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

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