Neró™ Biomedical & TCM Details

Neró™ is comprised of herbs which traditional Chinese medicine describes as “generating fluids”; however, biomedical research on hydration functions of these herbs is scant. One recent human used ophiopogon tuber as a single herb and a component of herbal formulas to treat an autoimmune disease causing dryness, Sjögren's syndrome (1).

Research does show that many of the herbs in Nero™ have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective and other beneficial properties (2, 3, 4, 5).

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine view:

Tian Men Dong (Asparagus Root, Asparagus cochinensis)is cold and enters the KI and LU channels; nourishes Kidney Yin, clears Lung Heat, sedates Fire, moistens Lungs, generates Fluids and resolves Phlegm.

Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber, Ophiopogon japonicas)is cool and enters the HT, LU, and ST channels; moistens the Lungs, nourishes Yin, stops cough, nourishes Stomach Yin, generates Fluids, moistens Intestines, clears Heart and eliminates irritability.

Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame Seeds, Sesame nigrum)is neutral and enters the KI, LIV and LI channels; nourishes and fortifies Liver and Kidney Yin, nourishes Jing and Blood, extinguishes Wind, moistens and lubricates Intestines and Lung.

Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea oppositae)is neutral and enters the KI, LU, and SP channels; tonifies Spleen, nourishes Stomach Yin, stops diarrhea, tonifies Lung Qi, nourishes Lung Yin, tonifies Kidney Yin and astringes Jing.

Bo He (Field Mint, Herba menthae haplocalycis)is cool and enters LU and LIV channels, disperses Wind-Heat, cools and clears the head and eyes, benefits the throat, vents rashes, relieves Liver Qi Stagnation, and expels turbid filth.

Da Zao (Jujube, Chinese Date, Ziziphus jujube) is warm and enters the SP and ST channel; tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi, and nourishes Blood and calms the Spirit.

Fang Feng (Siler Root, Ledebouriella sesloidis)is warm and enters the BL, LIV, SP, and LU channels; releases the Exterior, expels external Wind, expels Wind-damp, alleviates pain, expels internal Wind, stops spasms, relieves diarrheas and stops bleeding.

Tian Ma (Gastrodia Rhizome, Gastrodia elata)is neutral and enters the LIV channel; extinguishes Wind, calms the Liver, stops spasms and tremors, subdues rising Liver Yang, alleviates pain and disperses Wind-Damp Bi.

Lu Gen (Reed Rhizome, Phragmites communis)is cold and enters the LU and ST channels; clears Heat and irritability from the Lungs and Stomach, generates Fluid, regulates Stomach Qi, relieves thirst, stops vomiting, clears Heat, promotes urination, vents rashes and relieves food poisoning.


  1. Chang, C.M., Chu. H.T., Wei, Y.H., Chen F.P., Wang, S., Wu, P.C., Yen, H.R., Chen, T.J., Chang, H.H. 2015. The Core Pattern Analysis on Chinese Herbal Medicine for Sjögren's syndrome: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Sci. Rep.Apr 29 (5):9541.
  2. Huang, W., Wang, Y., Jiang, X., Sun, Y., Zhao, Z., Li, S. 2017Protective Effect of Flavonoids from Ziziphus jujuba cv. Jinsixiaozao against Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Injury by Inhibiting Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Mice. Molecules. Oct (20):22-32.
  3. Yeon, L.D., Byung, K.C., Taesook, Y., Myeong, S.C., Hye, W.L., Lee, A.Y., Kim, H.K. 2009. Anti-inflammatory effects of Asparagus cochinchinensisextract in acute and chronic cutaneous inflammation. J. Ethnopharm. (121,1):28-34.
  4. Chen, J., Liu, X., Li, Z., Qi, A., Yao, P., Zhongyu, Z., Dong, T.T.X., Tsim, K.W.K. 2017. A Review of Dietary Ziziphus jujubaFruit (Jujube): Developing Health Food Supplements for Brain Protection. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.Article ID 3019568, 10 pages
  5. Liu, Y., Gao, J., Peng, M., Meng, H., Ma, H., Cai, P., Si, G. (2018). A Review on Central Nervous System Effects of Gastrodin. Frontiers in Pharmacology9, 24.