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Tian Men Dong

Asparagus Tube | 天門冬
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SKU A5100

Ingredient: Chinese asparagus root (tian men dong).

Mandarin: 天門冬
Pin-Yin: Tian Men Dong
English: Asparagus
Korean: 도인
Romaji: Tenmondo
Kanji: 天門冬
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Asparagi Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Sweet, bitter, very cold

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, lung

Herb Actions:

  • Nourishes the kidney yin
  • Clears lung heat
  • Moistens the lungs and generates fluids


  • Not recommended for those with diarrhea from deficiency or cold


Commonly Found In:

  • Ginseng & Zizyphus Formula, Platycodon & Fritillaria Combination, Sweet Combination

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