- Chinese Name Tian Men Dong 天门冬
- Latin Name Asparagus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Merr. (Liliaceae)
- Other Names Tian Dong, Wild Red Asparagus Root, Tuber Asparagi Cochinensis, Asparagus Tuber
- Used Part Root
- Specification Powdered Extract
Asparagus Root Extract Powder
Completely different from the asparagus vegetable, Red Asparagus Root is the ancient Taoist tonic herb used by spiritual seekers for generations to enhance meditation and produce an open-hearted feeling of levity above the mundane.
Wild Asparagus root is a marvelous Shen tonic and Yin tonic. It was credited by Chinese wise men and women as being able to open the heart, prolong life, and also to tonify the sexual functions of both men and women. It is also traditionally used in Chinese herbalism as a major lung tonic, and is widely used to add luster to the skin. It is also said that those who consume Asparagus over a long period of time come to feel so light and buoyant that they feel like they can fly.
Taste & Property Sweet, Bitter, Very Cold
Organ Meridians Lungs, Kidneys.
•Tonifies Kidney Yin, Clears Lung Heat
Treats dry mouth, fever, aversion to wind and cold, chest pain, and hemoptysis or blood streaked sputum. For dry cough, cough with scanty sticky sputum, or cough with blood streaked sputum and difficult to expectorate.
•Tonifies Lung Yin, Generates Fluids, Moistens Dryness
For wasting and thirsting disorder. For thirst, muscle wasting, consumptive cough with blood streaked sputum, low grade or afternoon fevers, constipation, dry stools.