Mai Men Dong Yin Zi Wan - Ophiopogon and Trichosanthes Combination

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Mai Men Dong Yin Zi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "mai men dong yin zi wan" , 麥門冬湯, which in english is "ophiopogon and trichosanthes combination", is categorized within the "treat dryness" functional grouping and within the "enrich the yin and moisten dryness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Mai Men Dong Yin Zi.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Lung and stomach yin deficiency - this is a modified version of Mai Men Dong Tang - fei wei (lung atrophy) syndrome in Chinese Medicine - dry cough from yin fluid damage, generally arises from deficiency fire rising from the stomach yin deficiency.  
  • A range of digestive issues - nausea, vomiting, counterflow qi, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease.
  • Acute or chronic lung issues - bronchitis, dry cough - particularly with other yin deficiency signs (malar flush, heat in the five palms, etc.)
  • Sjogren's syndrome - when other underlying diagnostic factors are a good fit.

Our shop contains mai men dong yin zi wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Mai Men Dong Yin Zi - Sun Ten
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Mai Men Dong Yin Zi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves) - Clears heat - heat patterns with irritability and thirst, m…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Ge Gen (Kudzu Root, Pueraria) - Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcuta…
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  • Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood…
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  • Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) - Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortnes…
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  • Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongu…
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  • Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root) - Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens l…
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  • Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed) - Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chroni…
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  • Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) - Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirs…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Mai Men Dong Yin Zi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung yin deficiency, stomach rebellious qi and/or stomach yin deficiency.

    Mai Men Dong Yin Zi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: cough, gastritis, pneumonia and/or sore throat

    As noted above, mai men dong yin zi wan is within the treat dryness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "enrich the yin and moisten dryness", which contains the following formulas:

  • Bai He Gu Jin Wan (Lily Bulb to Preserve the Metal) - General yin deficiency signs may present as night sweats, h…
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  • Gu Ben Wan (Replenish the Root Teapills) - Dryness from yin deficiency - dry skin, dry eyes, dry cough…
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  • Tong Bian Wan (Constipation Pills) - Constipation from heat or fire that has damaged the yin flu…
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  • Yu Quan Wan (Jade Spring Pills) - Xiao Ke (wasting and thirsting syndrome), qi and yin defici…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "treat dryness" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...dryness in chinese medicine terms may be internal, generally arising from heat, or external arising from the season or environmental condit…)".

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