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Mai Men Dong Tang

Ophiopogon Combination Capsules | 麥門冬湯
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Ingredients: Ophiopogon root (mai men dong), Oriental ginseng root (ren shen), Pinellia root (ban xia), Chinese licorice root (gan cao), Jujube fruit (da zao), Oryza seed (jing mi).

Mandarin: 麥門冬湯
Pin-Yin: Mai Men Dong Tang
English: Ophiopogon Combination
Romaji: Bakumondo To
Kanji: 麦門冬湯
Kampo: Yes



  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue, 206)

How it works:

  • Produces fluids for the stomach
  • Directs qi downward
  • Harmonizes the middle burner

Clinical Applications:

  • Fire Blazing in the stomach
  • Deficiency in the stomach and lung yin
  • Wei syndrome afflicting the lungs

This formula was originally published in the Han dynasty book “Essentials from the Golden Cabinet,” by the renowned physician Zhang Zhongjing. Mai Men Dong Tang promotes stomach health by producing fluids, directing qi downward, and harmonizing the middle burner, in order to treat fire blazing in the stomach, Wei syndrome afflicting the lungs, and deficiency in the stomach and lung yin.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name

Ophiopogon Root

Mai Men Dong

Ginseng Root

Ren Shen

Pinellia Root

Ban Xia

Licorice Root

Gan Cao

Jujube Fruit

Da Zao

Oryza Seed

Jing Mi


Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Ophiopogon is used to nourish the lung and stomach yin and produces moisture for the stomach, intestines, and lungs.

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