Ophiopogon is primarily used to provide cooling Yin to the Heart, Lungs, and Stomach. Great for the skin. It promotes production of body fluids and is excellent for moistening any dryness in the body (dry cough due to dry air, dry mouth and tongue, and dry bowels). Helps eliminate false heat from the body. It is a major Shen tonic that soothes irritability. For centuries, Ophiopogon has been used by Taoist adepts in rejuvenation and longevity formulations.
Flavor: The taste is sweet and mild reminiscent of butternut squash with a note of bitter at the end
Directions: Add the amount of botanicals per a recipe, as desired, or as directed by a health practitioner. The proper way of extracting botanicals depends on parts used. Flowers, fruits and leaves can usually be steeped or decocted (boiling over fire) while stems, barks and roots typically require decocting.
In a Desktop Botanical Garden™ Glass Tea & Elixir Maker, add 1 part botanical(s) and 5-8 parts water, steep or decoct for 5-20 minutes. You can boil water directly in the Elixir Maker. Repeat this process for 2nd or 3rd extraction until all active constituents have been extracted.
Ingredients: Dried Ophiopogon tuber