Sedoulek Japanese (Ophiopogon japonicus) is a bog plant to water, creating a small, oblong, neat root tubers. In dried form, these bulbs are one of the important ingredients of TCM. Are neutral taste, slightly aromatic.
Sedoulek cooked Japanese is used, for example as part of a strong decoction of ginseng to highlight some of its features. Tubers are cooked either whole or sliced lengthwise in half. Boiled sedoulek should eat (lye very slowly and it is hard to tell if it is enough leaching). Typical dose is 1-5 g (2-10 nodules).
With approximately 150 existing biomedical scientific publication is sedoulek Japanese belongs to medium well-researched medicinal plants. Regulation of the European Parliament and Council Regulation No 1924/2006 of 20 December 2006 specifically prohibits dealers to state for food and dietary supplements (which include medicinal plants) any so-called "health claims", except those approved directly by the European Commission or the European Food Safety Authority. Because doctors do not have this plant in the curriculum, those interested in its effects, if any, should contact either the appropriately specialized botany, pharmacist, or knowledgeable practitioner of TCM.