Ophiopogon japonicus is the best choice for moistening the lungs and relieving coughs

Ophiopogon japonicus is the root of a lily plant. After drying, it becomes a common traditional Chinese medicine. The main functions of Ophiopogon japonicus are to nourish yin and promote fluid production, moisten the lungs and relieve cough. It is often used in patients with lung and stomach yin deficiency such as lack of fluid, thirst, dry cough and hemoptysis; insufficiency of heart yin, palpitations and easily frightened, and heat-damaged body fluids in the late stage of febrile disease. Combined with Adenophora and Sichuan Fritillaria, it can treat dry cough due to lung-yin deficiency.

How to choose Ophiopogon japonicus:
1. Appearance: The size and shape of Ophiopogon japonicus are similar to date pits, thin at both ends and thick in the middle, in the shape of a spindle, with wrinkled skin, similar to raisins. Unscrupulous traders will use cheap Asparagus to fake Ophiopogon japonicus. Asparagus is thicker in appearance than Ophiopogon japonicus, not the standard spindle shape, and has fewer wrinkles.
2. Color: The natural color of Ophiopogon japonicus is light yellow. If the color is too white, it may have been smoked by sulfur.
3. Texture: High-quality Ophiopogon japonicus should be fleshy, tough, not easy to break, rich in flavor, slightly bitter with sweetness, and feel sticky when chewed in the mouth.

1. Ophiopogon japonicus is a traditional Chinese medicine. Excessive use can cause spleen and stomach deficiency, so be sure to pay attention to the dosage. Soak in water and drink 2 grams a day, and no more than 30 grams should be used at one time.
2. Ophiopogon japonicus is slightly cold in nature. Taking it will aggravate the condition of people with weak qi and cold stomach, so it is not recommended.
3. People with sensitive constitutions may experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, palpitation, and body erythema after taking it. Please stop using it immediately if found.
4. People suffering from urticaria and coughing should not consume it.
5. Children, pregnant women and menstruating women should consult a Chinese medicine practitioner first and do not take it without permission.