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Asparagus cochinchinensis (天门冬)
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Asparagus cochinchinensis (天门冬)
Latin Name:
Radix Asparagi

Botanical name:
Asparagus cochinchinensis

Pharmaceutical Name:
Radix or Tuber Asparagi Cochinchinenses

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Characteristics:
Root, tuber long-cambiform, slightly curved, 5-18 cm long. 009.jpg (8008 bytes)Surface with bark removed appearing yellow-white to yellow-brown, semi-opaque, slightly longitudinally wrinkled. Fracture surface showing a narrow stele and a broad cortex. Soft and sticky in texture. Sweet and bitter in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to lung and kidney channels.

Indication:
Nourish yin, clear away heat, moisturize the lung and benefit the kidney: For yin-deficiency with lung dryness manifested as dry cough, hemoptysis, dry throat and thirst; diabetes with consumption of body fluid; yin-deficiency with hectic fever, night sweat, nocturnal emission, flaccidity of lower limbs; constipation due to dryness of intestine. Recently, used for chronic pharyngolaryngitis, whooping cough, mammary hyperplasia, breast cancer, malignant lymphoma, etc.

Pharmacological Action:
Asparamide and B-sitosterol are the chief 009-1.jpg (2309 bytes)cornponents.

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1. Asparamide is an expectorant, antitussive and antiasthmatic.

2. Inhibiting the cell growth of acute lymphocytic, acute monocytic and chronic granulocytic leukemias in vitro.

Administration:
Decoction: 5-15g. 30g of herb stewed with wine three times daily for breast diseases.
06-08-2011 12:14 AM
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RE: Asparagus cochinchinensis (天门冬)
Thanks,very informative post.
(This post was last modified: 12-08-2011 06:28 PM by laurahill.)
12-08-2011 06:26 PM
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