石斛（学名：Dendrobium nobile Lindl），又名仙斛兰韵、不死草、还魂草、紫萦仙株、吊兰、林兰、禁生等。茎直立，肉质状肥厚，稍扁的圆柱形，长10~60厘米，粗达1.3厘米。药用植物，性味甘淡微咸，寒，归胃、肾，肺经。益胃生津，滋阴清热 。用于阴伤津亏，口干烦渴，食少干呕，病后虚热，目暗不明。石斛花姿优雅，玲珑可爱，花色鲜艳，气味芳香，被喻为“四大观赏洋花”之一 。
Shi Hu Dendrobium Nobile Lindl #3630
Dendrobium is a member of the orchid (Orchidaceae) family and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for many centuries to treat thirst, fever, diabetes, infection, inflammation, cancer, protect eyesight, and improve appetite and digestion. (opss.org)
It benefits the stomach and promotes fluid, nourishes yin, and clears away heat. It is used for fever, yin injury and loss of body fluid, dry mouth and polydipsia, loss of appetite and retching; deficiency and heat after illness, and dark eyes [dim vision].
Dosage Oral administration: decoction 6~15g, then drink; or pill, powder; or boil ointment. Fresh Dendrobium has a strong ability to clear heat and generate fluid, so it is suitable for those who suffer from heat and body injury. Dried Dendrobium is suitable for those with stomach deficiency and heat injury.
Cautions: Those with yin not injured in the early stage of febrile fever, those with damp-febrile disease not getting dry, [watery phlegm, nausea], and those with spleen and stomach deficiency and cold [for example watery diarrhea] should avoid using it.
Dendrobium sugarcane drink
Ingredients: 20 grams of fresh dendrobium, 250 ml of sugar cane juice.
Put the washed and chopped fresh dendrobium into the pot, add an appropriate amount of water, soak for 2 hours, then decoct for 50 minutes, and filter the juice. Add sugar cane juice and bring to a boil.
When this tea is consumed frequently the efficacy is: clearing away heat and nourishing yin, nourishing stomach, and promoting body fluid.