Mai Men Dong Tang - Ophiopogonis Formula
Mai Men Dong Tang
Mai Men Dong Tang's TCM Uses
Used in cases of coughing and spitting up profuse saliva. There could be wheezing or shortness of breath, with a dry mouth, a dry red tongue with little coating. In this syndrome, heat from deficient Stomach YIN rises and scorches the Lungs. This is known as Lung Atrophy, but its cause is actually rebellious qi from the stomach.
- Benefits the Stomach
- Generates Fluids
- Makes Qi Decend
- Harmonizes the Center
- Cools Blazing Stomach Fire
- Moistens Stomach and Lung Yin
Mai Men Dong Tang Ingredients
|Mai Men Dong||Rx. Ophiopogonis|
|Dang Shen||Rx. Codonopsis|
|Geng Mi||Nonglutinous Rice|
|Da Zao||Fr. Jujube|
|Gan Cao||Rx. Glycyrrhizae|
|Zhi Ban Xia||Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum|
Mai Men Dong Tang Safety
- Use caution with cough due to Wind-Cold or Heat.
- Contraindicated for those with Dampness.
- Not used for high fever due to Exterior Wind-Heat.
- Contraindicated for Deficiency Cold.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.