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Asparagus cochinensis / TIAN MEN DONG / Chinese Asparagus Root Cut
£7.56 – £21.60
Botanical Name – Asparagus cochinensis
Chinese Name – TIAN MEN DONG
English Name – Chinese Asparagus Root
Asparagus cochinensis, commonly called Asparagus, is a member of the Asparagacaea family. A climbing evergreen, perennial plant, Asparagus produces stems that can grow up to 2 metres in length from a tuberous root. The plant is often gathered from the wild for the use in traditional medicine and sometimes the roots are used locally for food.
Mainly found in Japan, it also grows throughout East Asia, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines. The plants grow mostly on slopes from sea level – 1700 metres and by roadsides and waste fields. Flowering in the months of May and June, the root is harvested when the plant is dormant and is dried for later use
This species has been used in Traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anti-Aging – Historically it is said that the preserved asparagus in alcohol is also an anti-aging beauty product that can tonify the Five Zang-organs, regulate the Six fu-organs, and thereby protect the drinkers from illness.
Anti-Inflammatory – The roots have anti-inflammatory and Analgesic, which makes the Chinese Asparagus useful in treating painful swelling. It is also used to treat ulcers.
Constipation – The root is also used to treat constipation. It is often put together with MAI MEN DONG for the treatment of intestinal dryness with constipation because they have similar healing properties.
Expectorant – The Asparagine found in the root makes it a great expectorant. It is used relieve asthma, suppress coughing, and promote expectoration.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm