Northern Adenophora ginseng, which nourishes yin and clears the lungs

North Adenophora is an annual plant that grows widely and is mainly produced in Shandong, Hebei, Liaoning, Jiangsu and other places in China. After being harvested, the ginseng needs to be washed first, then scalded in boiling water, and finally peeled and dried to make the finished product.

How to choose:

At first glance, the color should not be too bright or white. The original color of North Adenophora is light yellow and slightly rough, with occasional residual skin. The surface without skin is yellowish brown.

Second touch, if there are crystals on the surface, the weight may have been increased due to processing, so it should not be too heavy.

Smell it three times to see if it is smoked with sulfur. The taste of Adenophora ginseng is very fragrant. If it is smoked with sulfur, it will have a sour smell.

Four bites: Northern Adenophora originally tastes sweet, but after being fumigated or soaked in sulfur, it tastes salty and astringent when eaten.

Main functions:

1. Relieves cough and moisturizes the lungs: Adenophora ginseng is suitable for dry cough with less phlegm and dry throat caused by yin deficiency or lung-yin damage caused by heat. It can be used alone or in combination with other medicinal materials.

2. Benefit the stomach and promote fluid production: Compound formulas are often combined with Ophiopogon japonicus and Trichosanthes trichosanthes, such as Adenophora japonicus and Ophiopogon japonicus decoction, which is used for heat-induced stomach yin damage or dry throat, red tongue with less coating, dry stool, etc. It can also be used together with medicines that benefit the stomach and promote fluid production, such as Ophiopogon japonicus and Polygonatum odoratum.

3. Chronic cough and pulmonary impotence: "Compendium of Materia Medica Congxin" believes that Radix Adenophora is "sweet, bitter and slightly cold, with a light taste and a light body. It is specially used to nourish lung yin and clear away lung fire. It is suitable for treating chronic cough and pulmonary impotence, and is suitable for those who have been tortured by fire. Cold guest lungs "Do not take it if you have a cough", which shows that it is good at clearing lung fire and can treat cough caused by lung heat.