Habitat: Damp ground in shady places in lowland and foothills
Description: Plants with long underground stolons, roots tuberous; leaves many, rather rigid, to 15 inches long, about 1/8 inch wide, dark green, commonly curved; flowers light lilac to white, in a short, few-flowered raceme; fruit blue, size of a pea. An excellent sod-forming plant
Uses: Because this herb cleanses yin, it is great for cold/dry complications. Assists in dry coughs and dry vomiting. When the body is dehydrated or has recurring thirst. Known in traditional Chinese medicine as Mai Men Dong which is also used to brighten eye vision.
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