SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG TANG - Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction Formula
SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG (SAN,TANG, or WAN)
(PIAN=Pill, WAN=Tablet, SAN=Powder, TANG=Decoction, SHUI=Tincture/liquid)
Choose: Concentrated Granules (dissolves in water); or Quality Whole Herbs (requires boiling)
Also see Shen Clinic's Dry Lung Pills.
After respiratory illness, our lungs are left generally dry and irritated. This can create a prolonged dry or hacking cough. Western doctors often prescribe antibiotics which have no effect except to injure the Spleen (digestion).
SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG addresses dry lungs by moistening the Lung YIN. As the skin is directly related to the Lungs (in TCM), this formula may also be used to help moisten the skin.
Uses and Indications of When To Use SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG
- Dry Cough
- Dry Skin
- Dry Mouth
- Vaginal Dryness
SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG's TCM Uses and Properties
Nourishes Lung and Stomach YIN, Nourishes Body Fluids, Moistens Dryness
SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG Safety, Cautions, and Contraindications
Contraindicated in phlegm-damp patterns. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG is intended for health care professionals or for those knowledgeable of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
TCM is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended for chronic, recurring, or serious illness. Best to Find a Local Practitioner or Start an E-mail Consultation now.
How to take SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, dissolved in liquid, best on an empty stomach, or as prescribed
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for about 30 minutes, or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a possible second boiling. (Good quality herbs can often be boiled a second time.) Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator
Autumn Rain teapills:
8 pills, 3 x day. best on an empty stomach, or as prescribed.
SHA SHEN MAI MEN DONG Recipe Ingredients
- MAI MEN DONG, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber
- YU ZHU, Polygonatum odoratum rhizome,
- NAN SHA SHEN, Adenophora tetraphylla root
- BEI SHA SHEN, Glehnia littoralis root,
- SANG YE, Morus alba leaf
- TIAN HUA FEN, Trichosanthes kirilowii root
- BAI BIAN DOU, Dolichos lablab seed
- GAN CAO, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root
*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.