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Dendrobium or 石斛, is a type of orchid, whose stem is usually wound up into little balls and used in herbal remedies. In TCM, dendrobium is used to replenish fluids in the body, often prescribed to treat ailments associated with dry mouth and cough, and thirst. In addition, dendrobium is effective in treating conditions relating to dry and hot weather, such as sunstroke.

Dendrobium also nourishes the stomach, lungs, and kidneys and can be used to lower fever and ease both vomiting and abdominal pain. With its main function being to increase body fluids, dendrobium helps to moisten and enhance the skin.

Dendrobium can be consumed by anyone in appropriate doses. However, overdosing could lead to convulsions.

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Dendrobium 石斛