|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Dendrobii|
|Botanical Name:||Dendrobium nobile Lindl
Dendrobium loddigesii Rolfe.
Dendrobium candidum Wall. Ex Lindl
Dendrobium chrysanthum Wall.
Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook. Var. oculatum Hook.
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The stems are gathered in the period between summer and autumn, dried in the sun and cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and slightly cold|
|Meridian:||Lung and kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify the yin and clear heat
To promote the production of body fluids and nourish the stomach
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Yin consumed by febrile diseases or deficient yin in the stomach manifested as dry tongue, thirst and red tongue proper with scanty coating.
*Use with Ophiopogon root (Maidong), Glehnia root (Shashen) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang).
2. Afternoon fever caused by deficient yin and internal heat.
*Use with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang), Swallowwort root (Baiwei) and Asparagus root (Tianmendong).
|Cautions:||This herb should be cooked first before the other herbs are added to the decoction. It is contraindicated for a person in the early stage of febrile disease.|