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Mai Men Dong

Ophiopogon | 麥門冬
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SKU O5240

Ingredient: Ophiopogon root (mai men dong) (Ophiopogonis japonicus).

FUNCTIONS: Cleanses yin, moistens dryness, removes heat, resolves phlegm, increases salivation,uenches thirst, moistens lung, controls cough.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 麥門冬
Pin-Yin: Mai Men Dong
English: Ophiopogon
Romaji: Bakumondo
Kanji: 麦門冬
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Ophiopogonis Radix


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


  • Sweet, slightly bitter, slightly cold

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, lung, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Moistens the lungs and nourishes the yin
  • Augments the stomach yin and generates fluids
  • Moistens the intestines
  • Clears the heart and eases irritability


  • Not recommended for those with loose stools from spleen deficiency
  • Not recommended for those with turbid phlegm or thin mucus in the lungs or stomach


Commonly Found In:

  • Ginseng & Zizyphus Formula, Platycodon & Fritillaria Combination, Tang-kuei & Evodia Combination

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