Content1. What is Mai Men Dong?
1.1 Morphological characteristics of Mai Men Dong
1.2 Characteristic identification of Mai Men Dong
1.3 Pharmacological effects of Mai Men Dong2. Mai Men Dong Tang
3. Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang
3.1 Sha Shen Mai Men Dong4. Different between Mai Men Dong Tang and Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang
5. Mai Men Dong effects
5.1 Mai Men Dong herb6. How to buy Mai Men Dong?
What is Mai Men Dong?
Mai Men Dong
, the name of Chinese medicine
. It is the root of the plant Ophiopogon japonicus (L.f.) KerGawl.
or Ophiopogon bodinieri Levl. The tuberous root of Ophiopogon bodinieri Levl.Men Dong
is distributed in east and south-central China, Hebei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan. Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Guangxi have a large number of cultivation; the grass is distributed in the southwest and Shaanxi, Gansu, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei, Guangxi, and other places. It has the effect of nourishing Yin and moistening the lung, benefiting the stomach and generating body fluid, clearing the heart, and removing annoyance. It is often used for dry cough, lung carbuncle, Yin deficiency cough, thirst, thirst, insomnia, sore throat, constipation, blood fever, and epistaxis.
Morphological characteristics of Mai Men Dong
Maimendong, also known as sheep leek, horse leek, sheep caper, love leek, Yu leek, endure ling, servant base, with fat, sheep yarrow, Yu Jia, step front grass, book belt grass, show dun grass, along the step grass, horse manure grass, home side grass, leek leaf maidenhair, horse mane grass, sheep beard grass.
Men Dong is a perennial herb, 12-40cm tall, with fibrous roots often dilated at the middle or apex to form small fleshy tubers. Leaves subordinate; petiole sheath-like, margin with membrane; leaf blade narrowly long-linear, base with many fibrous old leaf remnants, leaf length 15-40cm, width 1.5-4mm, apex acute or acuminate, base greenish white and slightly enlarged. Scapes shorter than leaves, 7-15 cm long, racemes spikelike, terminal, 3-8 cm long, bracteoles membranous, 1-3 flowers per bract axil; pedicels 3-4 mm long, joints above or near middle; flowers small, lavender, slightly pendulous, tepals 6, not spreading, lanceolate, ca. 5 mm long, stamens 6, anthers triangular-lanceolate; ovary semi-inferior, 3-loculated, style ca. 4 mm long The ovary is semi-inferior, 3-locular, style ca. 4 mm long, base broad, slightly conical. Berry spherical, 5-7 mm in diameter, early green, dark blue when mature. May-August, July-September.
Characteristic identification of Mai Men Dong
Mai Dong (Zhe Jiang Mai Dong)
The root tuber of Maidong is fusiform, 1.5-3.5cm long, and 3-7mm in diameter in the middle, the surface is earthy yellow or yellowish-white, with deep irregular fine longitudinal lines, sometimes there is a small central column exposed at one end. The texture is tough, and the cross-section is whitish, with a small round central column, which can be extracted when fresh. Smell slightly fragrant, tastes slightly sweet, astringent, chewing slightly sticky.
The tuber is short and small, with a milky white surface. Hard texture, small aroma, light taste, and is less sticky.
Yan Jie Cao
Tuber fusiform, 0.8-2cm long, 2-4mm in diameter in the middle, with fine longitudinal lines on the surface. Yellowish-white in cross-section, with a small central column. Taste light. When chewed, the fat, yellowish-white, translucent, soft, and sticky is preferred.
Characteristic of the tablets
The surface of Mai Men Dong is yellowish white, with fine longitudinal lines, soft and tough. The surface is yellow-white, with fine longitudinal lines and a pliable texture. The cross-section is yellow-white, translucent, with a small column and light yellow. Smell slightly fragrant and tastes sweet and slightly bitter. Zhu Maimendong is shaped like Maimendong, the outside is a vermilion fine powder; fried Maimendong is shaped like Maimendong, the surface is yellow-white, or all swollen and raised; rice fried Maimendong is shaped like Maimendong, the surface is yellow or slightly scorched; roasted Maimendong is shaped like Maimendong, the surface is an old yellow, fragrant, sweet taste.
Pharmacological effects of Mai Men Dong
a. Effects on the cardiovascular system
b. Effects on hypoxia tolerance
c. Effects on immune function
d. Hypoglycemic effect
e. Scavenging of free radicals and delaying aging
f. Effects on gastrointestinal motility
g. Antibacterial effect
Mai Men Dong Tang
Mai Men Dong Tang is the name of a traditional Chinese medicine formula. It is a remedy for dryness, with the effect of clearing the lung and stomach and lowering rebellion and lowering Qi. Treating deficiency heat and lung impotence. Cough and asthma, throat discomfort, unpleasant coughing and sputum, or coughing and salivation, dry mouth and throat, heat in the hands and feet, red tongue with little coating, and deficient pulse. Stomach Yin deficiency. Vomiting, poor appetite, eructation, thirst and dryness of the throat, red tongue with little mantle, and deficient pulse. Commonly used in treating chronic bronchitis, bronchial dilatation, chronic pharyngolaryngitis, silicosis, tuberculosis, etc. with deficiency of lung and stomach yin and rebellion of qi and fire. It also treats gastric and duodenal ulcers, chronic atrophic gastritis, pregnancy vomiting, etc. due to deficiency of gastric yin and rebellious vomiting.
Ingredients of Mai Men Dong Tang
Maimendong (42g), Ban Xia (6g), ginseng(9g), Gan Cao(6g), Jing Mi(3g), Da Zao(4 pieces).
Main treatment of Mai Men Dong Tang
a. Deficiency heat and lung impotence. Cough and asthma, throat discomfort, unpleasant phlegm, or coughing up saliva, dry mouth, and throat, heat in the hands and feet, red tongue with little coating, and deficient pulse.
b. Stomach Yin deficiency. Vomiting, little food, eructation, thirst and dryness of the throat, red tongue with little mantle, and deficient pulse.
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang is taken with a decoction of 9 grams each of Sha Shen and Mai Dong, 6 grams each of Yu Zhu, 3 grams of licorice, 4.5 grams each of raw lentil, winter mulberry leaf, and smallpox powder. It is used to treat dryness in autumn, which depletes the yin of the lung and stomach, resulting in a dry throat and thirst, dry cough with little phlegm, or fever, with a vivid and dry tongue. If the prolonged heat and cough do not resolve, add 9 grams of ground bark.
Dryness in autumn injures the yin fluid and must be treated with sweet-cold and clear moistening methods. In this formula, Sha Sen, Mai Men Dong, and Yu Zhu can clear dry heat and nourish the yin of the lung and stomach, while smallpox powder generates body fluid and quenches thirst, licorice diuresis and harmonizes the middle, lentil strengthens the spleen and stomach and eliminates residual summer heat, and mulberry leaf can clear dry heat in the lung and disperse evil to stop cough. If prolonged fever and cough persist, the dry heat in the lung is more severe, so the bitter cold of ground bark should be added to relieve the lung.
Different between Mai Men Dong Tang and Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang
a. Maimendong Tang is mainly composed of Maimendong, Semen, ginseng, licorice, round-grained rice, and jujube.
b. Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang is mainly composed of Sha Shen, Yu Zhu, raw licorice, winter mulberry leaves, Mai Dong, raw lentils, and pollen.
a. Mai Men Dong Tang has the effects of clearing the lung and stomach, lowering rebelliousness, and lowering qi. It is used to treat deficiency heat and lung impotence, cough and asthma, throat discomfort, unpleasant phlegm, dry mouth, and throat, heat in the hands and feet, red tongue with little mantle, and deficient pulse. Comparing the efficacy of the two formulae, Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang is used to clear the lung and stomach, while Mai Men Dong Tang treats the evidence of deficiency of lung and stomach yin and Qi reversal, and the specific medication should follow the doctor's prescription.
b. Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang has the efficacy of nourishing yin, sharpening the throat, and clearing the lungs and stomach. The drug composition includes Sha Shen, Yu Zhu, raw licorice, mulberry leaves, Mai Dong, lentils, and smallpox powder, all of which have the efficacy of nourishing yin and moistening dryness. Clinically, it can be used to regulate dry cough or pneumonia with prolonged cough, dry throat, dry cough with little phlegm, mucous phlegm, red tongue with little coating, and thin pulse, which acts to nourish the deficiency of fluids.
Mai Men Dong effects
Mai Men Dong herb
Clearing the Heart and Eliminating Irritability
Mai Men Dong is suitable for those who suffer from internal heat disturbing the heart, warmth, heat entering the camp, heat in the body and night, irritability, and restlessness. It is also suitable for those who suffer from heat injury to Qi-Yin, with irritability and thirst, sweating, and body fatigue. It is also suitable for those who have a deficiency of heart yin, restlessness and sleeplessness, and red tongue with little coating.
Nourishing Yin and moistening the lung
Mai Men Dong is used to treat yin deficiency and lung dryness, dry cough, dry cough, coughing up blood with strain and heat, etc.
Benefiting the stomach and promoting the production of body fluid
Mai Men Dong is good for treating a deficiency of stomach yin, dry tongue and thirst, dullness, and lack of hunger. It can also be used to treat yin deficiency, dryness of the intestines, and constipation.
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