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Revision as of 14:07, 13 January 2007

Tonify Yin
05-TYI-02
Shashen / Tianmendong / Maimendong / Sangjisheng / Guiban / Xiyangshen
thumb|T Asparagi Cochinchinensis / Tianmendong thumb|Rx Asparagi Officinalis / Tianmendaong


CHINESE : TIANMENDONG
LATIN : T Asparagi Cochinchinensis
ENGLISH : Asparagus
TRIVIAL : Lush winter aerial plant

CATEGORY : Tonify Yin
Properties : Sweet, bitter. Very cold
Channels : Ki, Lu


ACTIONS
Lu Yin herb that goes to Ki; Upper Jiao stands for nice presentation, Middle Jiao for gluttony and the Lower Jiao for licentiousness. T Asparagi Cochinchinensis/Tianmendong stills desire; reduces craving for worldly goods, food and sex. Nourishes Ki Yin, clears Lu Heat. Moistens Lu, nourishes Ki, generates fluids.


INDICATIONS
Cough, sadness, fear. Yin xu with Heat signs in Upper Jiao, dry Lu-patterns; dry mouth, thick or blood streaked sputum. Lu and Ki Yin xu; especially wasting & thirsting, diarrhea with low-grade afternoon fever. Constipation due to dry intestines.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Cold from Sp and St with reduced appetite and diarrhea.
Wind-Cold cough.

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