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Tonify Yin
05-TYI-01
Shashen / Tianmendong / Maimendong / Sangjisheng / Guiban / Xiyangshen
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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 "Kills the 3 worms and expels the hidden corpse”. UJ: nice presentation. MJ: gluttony. LJ: licentiousness. The worms cannot be saturated, thus the patient dies. 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 UJ, 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, diarrhea. Wind-Cold cough.

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