Ophiopogon tuber (麥冬) Mai dong drink

Ophiopogon tuber or mai dong (麥冬) can be brewed as a drink and these are its medical functions (obtained from here):

1. Effect on circulatory system:
(a) improves contraction of heart muscles
(b) protects heart muscle and arrhythmia
2. Anti-shock
3. improves toleration of lack of oxygen
4. improve immune system
5. improves recovery of cells of the pancreas and lowers blood sugar
6. anti-bacteria


I decided to brew this in particular to improve our immune systems, after the TCM doctor recommended this herb. Fortunately, despite the slight herby taste, Alicia still agreed to drink it. Phew.

mai dong

Here’s how to make this mai dong drink:

Ophiopogon tuber (麥冬) Mai dong drink
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  • 75g mai dong (麥冬)
  • a handful of candied winter melon (冬瓜糖) - adjust sweetness to preference
  • about 1-1.5L of water
  1. Rinse the mai dong and place it together with the candied winter melon into the pot of water.
  2. Bring the pot of water to a boil.
  3. Simmer on low heat for 25-30min.

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