Tian Men Dong
Pinyin Name: Tian Men Dong
English Name: Tuber Asparagi Cochinchinenses
Other Names: Asparagus Root, Asparagus Tuber
Tastes: Slightly Bitter, Sweet
Origin: China, Europe, Middle East
Benefits of Tian Men Dong:
Tian Men Dong is native to China, Europe and Middle East. It is harvested in autumn and winter. Tian Men Dong covers meridians of lung and kidney. Main functions are nourishing yin to moisten dryness and clearing lung heat to produce body fluid. Common uses and indications include lung-heat induced dry cough, whooping cough with sticky sputum, dry throat and thirst, constipation due to intestinal dryness. Recommended dosage is from 6 to 12 grams.
Tian Men Dong is widely used in Chinese herbal formulas. 1) Tian Men Dong Wan is used to improve symptom management for posttyphoid consumptive lung disease, cough due to internal injury, wheezing, reduced appetite, emaciation. Its ingredient herbs include Tian Men Dong, Huo Ma Ren, Jie Geng, Sheng Ma, Kuan Dong Hua and more. 2) Fu Zi Tian Men Dong San is used to benefit qi and delay aging. Its ingredient herbs include Tian Men Dong, Fu Zi, Shi Chang Pu, Mu Xiang and more. 3) San Cai Tang is used to improve symptom management for dry mouth, body fluid deficiency, diabetes. Its ingredient herbs include Tian Men Dong, Ren Shen, Shu Di Huang and more.