Theory

Tian Men Dong Asparagus Tuber - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Tian Men Dong Names

  • English Name: Asparagus Tuber
  • Pinyin Name: Tian Men Dong

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Tian Men Dong Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Nourish kidney yin, clear lung heat - yin deficiency with heat signs in the upper warmer, dryness of mouth, thick or blood-streaked sputum that is difficult to expectorate.
  • Moisten the lungs, nourish kidneys, generate fluids - lung and kidney yin deficiency, especially xiao ke, low grade afternoon fever, constipation.


Tian Men Dong Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 6-15g




Tian Men Dong Appears In 3 Formulas

Gu Ben Wan

  • Replenish the Root Teapills
    • Dryness from yin deficiency - dry skin, dry eyes, dry cough, dry stools/constipation.
    • Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, possible anxiety.
    • Other yin deficient symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan

  • Emperor of Heavens Special Pill to Tonify the Heart
  • Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

  • Calm The Spirit
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan




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