Chinese Herb: Tian Men Dong (Asparagus Tuber), Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis
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Chinese Herb: Tian Men Dong (Asparagus Tuber), Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis

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Herbs that Tonify Yin

Cold Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis)
Channels:
KI, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis
Chinese:
天门冬
Tone Marks:
tiān mén dōng
Translation:
Lush Winter Aerial Plant

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Tonifies Kidney Yin, Clears Lung Heat
    Treats dry mouth, fever, aversion to wind and cold, chest pain, and hemoptysis or blood streaked sputum. For dry cough, cough with scanty sticky sputum, or cough with blood streaked sputum and difficult to expectorate.
  • Tonifies Lung Yin, Generates Fluids, Moistens Dryness
    For wasting and thirsting disorder. For thirst, muscle wasting, consumptive cough with blood streaked sputum, low grade or afternoon fevers, constipation, dry stools.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of diarrhea due to Middle Jiao Deficiency and Cold
  • Do not use in cases of cough due to Wind-Cold

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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